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Nicolas Turchi

Adjunct professor

Department of Architecture

Curriculum vitae

Nicolas Turchi is a Lecturer in Advanced Digital Design at Manchester School of Architecture, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Bologna, Visiting Professor at Birmingham School of Architecture and Sofia University. In the past he has taught as a Teaching Fellow at the Polytechnic of Milan he was a Senior Designer at Zaha Hadid Architects, in London. Nicolas holds a Master in Architecture II from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Bologna where he received the Best Thesis Award. Before joining ZHA, he worked in several international firms including Eisenman Architects, Xefirotarch - Hernan Diaz Alonso Architects, Mario Cucinella Architects and 5+1AA. Nicolas is particularly interested in emergent technologies and the way they affect the theoretical aspect of the discipline. Nicolas has also been studying the relationship between architecture and philosophy and graduated with a thesis on Time and Space in architecture, influenced by the thoughts of Henri Bergson and Edmund Husserl. His work has been widely published in some of the most prominent digital platforms and magazines, including ArchDaily, Next Top Architects, The Archiologist, GSD Platform, etc. Nicolas has been teaching Digital Media Studies at Harvard GSD, he was Patrick Schumacher’s studio teaching assistant and Greg Lynn’s Option Studio teaching assistant and is currently teaching workshops worldwide with Design Morphine. Nicolas is constantly pairing the work in the practice with a more theoretical research and academic collaborations, participating in international competitions jury, academic panels, and lectures in various institutions including the University of Bologna and A&M Texas University.



Publications and Awards


2021 - Publication -  “The Architecture of Spacetime: Memory as a Project”, diségno, no. 8, pp. 97–108, Jul. 2021.


2021 - Exhibition - The Architectural Venice Biennale 2021 'HOW WILL WE LIVE TOGETHER?', Virtual Italian Pavilion, CITYX VENICE


2020 - Publication - 'Retention and Protention Methodology: Edmund Husserl’s Phenomenology
as a Multidimensional Design Approach'.
Connettere. Un disegno per annodare e tessere. Atti del 42° Convegno Internazionale dei Docenti delle Discipline della Rappresentazione/Connecting.


2019 - NIB - New Italian Blood Research Prize


2019 - Harvard GSD 'Platform 11: Setting the Table, Volume 11, Actar D, 2018, Selected Work,


2018 - Archdaily Best 9 Students Projects in 2018, Award and Digital Publication

2018 - Harvard Graduate School of Design, Digital Publication of the selected project ‘Futurism 2.0’

2017 - First Prize “Giacomo Venturi” Best Thesis Award 2016-17, Award and Publication

2017 - ‘Anonymous Atelier’, Article and Digital Publication

2017 - ‘The Archiologist’, Article and Digital Publication

2017 - ‘Arch-Reporter’, Digital Publication

2017 - ‘Design Morphine’, Digital Publication

2017 - ‘Rethinking the Future’, Pubblicazione digitale

2016/2017 - Harvard University, Master in Architecture II Scholarship

2016 - ‘Figure Urbane’, Exhibited Work, Urban Center Bologna

2015 - ‘Figure di Spazi Urbani’, Quodlibet, 2015, Selected Project Publication

2015- Thesis Abroad Fellowship Winner

2012 - University of West of England, Erasmus Scholarship Winner


Other Activities


2021 - ACADIA International Workshops: 'Physics Towards Critical Assemblies'. Daniela Atencio (Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá); Nicolas Turchi (Zaha Hadid Architects, University of Bologna, Polytechnic of Milan)


2020 - Lecture - Universidad De Los Andes


2020 - ‘Inspireli’ International Competition, Semifinal Jury


2020 - New york Institute of Technology (US), Invited Final Jury Panel


2019 - ‘Inspireli’ International Competition, Semifinal Jury

2019 - The Archiologist, Podcast Invited Guest

2019 - Texas A&M University (US), Invited Final Jury Panel T4T Lab

2019 - ‘Tempo, Spazio e Architettura’, Public Lecture, Bologna

2018 - Harvard University, ‘Digital Media Workshops’ Instructor

2018 - Harvard University, M Arch II Program Representative

2017 - ‘Learning Environments for Tomorrow’, Design Facilitator

2017 - ‘Italian GSD’ Group President

2016 - ‘Code without Frontier’ Group Member

2013/2015 - Student Association ‘SPAZI’, Member

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