is a Zimbabwean born, South African citizen, living and working as an Urban Designer in the city of Toronto. She has a great passion for the learning from and transforming the developing communities. The quality of her work experiences at DIALOG, Canadian Urban Institute and the National Trust for Canada have opened her mind to a world of infinite possibilities. In 2018 she was recognized by ANTENNA as one of the World’s Top 20 Design Graduates. In 2015 she completed the professional Masters of Architecture program at Carleton University’s, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism with distinction. Her internationally recognized, award winning master’s thesis UKUBUTHA, is directed towards a formative community based, waste-to-energy management, designed with socially driven architectural solutions. Her research was presented at the 2nd UN-Habitat, International Conference on Canadian, Chinese and African Sustainable Urbanization. She has always strived to accomplish the best in her academic and professional work. In 2016, she received an award of Honorable Mention for The Community Planning & Design Initiative Africa (CPDI Africa), an international architecture competition. To date, the design has been featured at various exhibitions and has been published with Design Indaba and The Atlanta Intersectional Social Science Journal. In 2011, the Mayor of Ottawa, Jim Watson presented her team with “The People's Choice Award,” for the Sustainable Urban Design Charette based in Canada’s capital city. Nicole is passionate about waste-to-energy management and hopes to be an international leader, limitless in her reach and abilities to transform the quality of lives of people and the communities they live in.