NICOLE NOMSA MOYO
DESIGN. RESEARCH. URBANISM
Nicole Nomsa Moyo is a Zimbabwean born, South African citizen, Master of Architecture graduate, living and working as an Urban Designer in the city of Toronto. She has a great passion for human centred design, master planning, innovative and disruptive sustainable development, community engagement processes and intelligent future thinking.
The quality of her work experiences and international engagements have opened her mind to a world of infinite possibilities and recognition for her work. In 2019, her work was published and recognized on multiple international design platforms namely, the World Architecture Community, Dezeen and ArchDaily where two of her drawings were selected as "The Best Architecture Drawings of the Year".
FRAME Magazine Issue 129, identified her as an anthropocentric thinker and emerging designer focusing on future forward off-grid design concepts.
She presented her internationally recognized, award winning master’s thesis UKUBUTHA at Africa's biggest design conference, Design Indaba. Ukubutha is directed towards a formative community based, waste-to-energy management, designed with socially driven architectural solutions. The work is currently part of the State of Extremes Exhibition at the Design Museum, Holon in Israel.
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Award winning research project, Ukubutha is a Zulu term meaning to ‘gather’. An architectural response to crisis mediating between the social needs of underdeveloped
communities without formal access to water, or sanitation and electricity.