As a recent graduate with her Masters in Architecture at the University of Cape Town, Nikki has began her career as a candidate architect. Drawing on her previous work experience at Huneberg Viljoen architects, she joined Open City in 2015.

Nikki has experimented with the relationship between art and architecture through an exploration of model building as sculpture. She was selected as an 'Emerging Creative' to take part in the 2015 Design Indaba showcase, where she presented a series of laser cut hand assembled topographic models.

With a keen understanding of digital platforms, Nikki is able to accurately test and transcribe a range of design ideas through the use of different media. These skills have allowed Open City to provide their collaborators with detailed and effective media to communicate design outcomes.