Nissen Richard Studio
Pippa Nissen is a theatre designer, trained architect and co-founder of Nissen Richards. She studied architecture at the University of Cambridge and completed an MA in theatre design with distinction at the Slade School of Fine Art. Her recent work focuses on exhibition design, where her theatre and architecture backgrounds come together in the design of narrative spaces. She particularly enjoys collaborating with other artists as part of the design process. Her clients have included the British Museum, Natural History Museum, British Council, Southbank Centre, Design Museum London, V&A and V&A Museum of Childhood, Aldeburgh Festival and Imperial War Museum. Current project clients include the Courtauld Gallery, Wordsworth Museum and the National Trust at Sutton Hoo. She taught architecture for over 20 years, at the University of Cambridge where she was a design fellow, and previously at Kingston University as a senior lecturer. She is an external examiner for Westminster University’s BA Interior Architecture. She lectures regularly and takes part in wider debates about design both in the UK and internationally. She has received many awards for her work, including the AJ/ Corus 40 Under 40, and she was part of the UK team at the international Scenography Quadrennial exhibition in Prague in 2007 and 2011.