Nikol Kirova

Nikol Kirova is an interdisciplinary architect with a background in interior design, urban planning, and architecture. Currently, Nikol is a teaching faculty and a researcher at IAAC, developing her Ph.D. with a focus on the integration of material innovation in design and architecture, as part of the IAAC-SWIN offshore Ph.D. program, in the Swinburne University of Technology. The common feature of her work is the search for alternative solutions for optimised construction, material informed design, and sustainable practices. Most recently, Nikol has focused on upcycling and decarbonizing strategies, specifically tackling the reduction of embodied carbon of the built environment.