Nefeli completed her BArch at the University of Nottingham during which she developed a passion for humanitarian and political architecture. She is interested in the potential of architecture to fight social issues and explored this during her final year thesis project in which she designed a sanctuary for women escaping domestic abuse.
After graduating, Nefeli worked at Nottingham-based practice, Lathams, where she worked on projects ranging from Conservation, Masterplanning and Urban Design. While at LSA, she joined Penoyre & Prasad for her practice placement, where she worked on Higher Education, Elderly Living and Healthcare projects.
Studying at the LSA gave Nefeli the opportunity to further research and synthesise her manifesto on humanising architecture and city-making, by searching for integrity in regeneration. This theme was explored in her thesis project, where she designed inclusive civic infrastructure bridging over two segregated neighbouring areas and demonstrating how the communities can benefit from cross-fertilising.