Nicola Read was Deputy Director of the London School of Architecture from September 2016 until October 2019. Previously she was Course Leader of Postgraduate Architecture Courses at the Kingston University’s School of Architecture and Landscape, where she was responsible for overseeing the one-year MA in Architecture and two-year ARB/RIBA accredited Part 2 MArch course. Nicola has designed and founded an event, retail and co-working space, Host of Leyton, in a typical London high street shop in East London from where she runs her practice. Nicola read architecture at the University of Cambridge and London Metropolitan University. She has worked in practice for Hopkins Architects, Pentagram, Burd Haward, DRDH and ARU with Florian Beigel.