Nicholas Boyarsky PhD, AA Dipl, BA(Hons), RIBA, ARB trained at the Architectural Association in London, graduating in 1988. He worked for Zaha Hadid on projects in Berlin and Hamburg, for Michael Hopkins on Bracken House, and for Stefano de Martino on Chiat Day’s London offices before establishing BMA with Nicola Murphy in 1994. He recently completed (April 2016) his PhD ‘Serious Play – A Deltiology of Practice‘ as part of RMIT University’s invitational Practice Based Research (PRS) program.
Nicholas has lectured and taught at many European, North American and Far Eastern schools of architecture and contributed to conferences, symposia and workshops. He has been a Visiting Professor in the US, at Cornell, RISD and NJIT, at Bergen Architecture School in Norway, and at NCKU in Taiwan. He directed Syracuse University’s London architecture programme from 2007 to 2010. Nicholas taught a design studio at the Bartlett, London in the Masters of Urban Design course from 2010-2012. He is currently teaching a fifth year studio at Oxford Brookes with a project based in the post-soviet landscapes of Estonia alongside the Italian group Stalker and schools of architecture in Stockholm, Helsinki and Tallinn. Nicholas is a founding member of the Urban Flashes network.
Nicola Murphy AA Dipl trained at the Architectural Association in London, graduating in 1989. She worked for OMA on Checkpoint Charlie in Berlin, for Sauerbruch Hutton on the GSW tower in Berlin, for Stefano de Martino on Chiat Day’s London offices and for Swanke Hayden Connell on Deutsche Bank’s London head quarters before establishing BMA with Nicholas Boyarsky.
Nicola has lectured and taught at many European schools of architecture. She currently teaches interior design at Chelsea College of Art & Design and she previously taught at London Metropolitan University. Her interests include exhibition design, the design of furniture and bespoke built-in elements, for which she is currently developing a number of prototypes, landscape design and the development and use of innovative and experimental materials. Nicola is a founding editor of Black Dog Publication’s Serial Books.