Nicolau studied at the Royal College of Art and the University of Greenwich. His postgraduate thesis project explored the influence of hyperreality in the built environment through film and was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal. His work has been exhibited internationally, including at the Venice Architecture Biennale.
Prior to joining Hawkins\Brown Nicolau worked with Arup, where he designed and delivered transport projects in the UK and abroad.
Nicolau has a passion for design while maintaining great attention to detail. He constantly explores new ideas, materials and technologies. He has a healthy obsession for Photography and Film as well as an ongoing interest in the integration of digital media in architecture and 3D environments.