Nicolo Lewanski

Associate Lecturer

Faculty:Faculty of Science and Engineering

School:Engineering and the Built Environment

Location: Chelmsford

Areas of Expertise: Built environment

Courses taught: Architecture

Nicolo is an architect and educator, particularly interested in the agency of design, and the relations between design and ideology, as well as the poetic of the as found and the ordinary.


Nicolo has experience in teaching at both Leeds Beckett University and Kingston University, as well as in practicing in the Netherlands with Mecanoo, and in London with Sam Jacob Studio and Levitt Bernstein.

Spoken Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

Research interests

  • Design at all scales
  • Disciplinary intersections with the visual arts, sociology, the political

Areas of research supervision

  • Urban design
  • Architectural design
  • Interior design
  • Industrial design


  • Site Studies and Design


  • Masters degree in Advanced Architectural Design, Columbia University, New York
  • Master in Architecture, University of Ferrara, Italy

Memberships, editorial boards


V&A Cromwell Road Entrance - 1st prize
for Sam Jacob Studio (London, UK)
New entrance towards Cromwell Road

CUHK Campus 2012- 2nd prize
at Mecanoo Architecten (China)
International competition for new campus in Shentzen

HAGA hospital - 2nd prize
at Mecanoo Architecten (Holland)
Domestic competition for hospital extension in Den Haag

Birmingham Centenary Square
RIBA Competition (UK)
Renovation of existing square in central Birmingham

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange

  • 2018: Young Italian Architects, AIAC Italian Association for Architecture and Criticism

Selected recent publications

A10 - issue 47 Sept/Oct 2012, article: Eurovision

Arketipo - issue 89, Dec 2014, article: Volzhskaya Station in Moscow, Russia

Il Mulino

Sentieri Selvaggi - n. 23 - La Notte e la Città

Press/Letter - editor of weekly column on University 2010/2011

Art Tribune - on Central Saint Martin's College, London

Backstage Architecture 2012 - Junior Curator of the book

Media experience

Work featured in: Abitarre, Archdaily, Designboom, Architizer