Sophie Mitchell

Sessional Lecturer Design

Sophie is a qualified architect at Nissen Richards Studio where she has worked on a range of projects, predominantly within the cultural sector and in complex historical settings. She has worked internationally for offices such as Herzog & de Meuron in Switzerland and April Architects in Italy.
Sophie is also interested in the humanitarian strand of architecture having worked for a number of non-governmental organisations. She has worked on the reconstruction of a number of buildings of significant cultural heritage value in Bosnia & Herzegovina. These projects, including a mosque and traditional housing were concerned with rescuing and preserving tangible and intangible cultural heritage affected by conflict. Stemming from this, Sophie’s interests lie in the relationship between cultural heritage, the role of architecture and its impact on daily life and how this influences inter-cultural dialogue.
Sophie graduated from Manchester School of Architecture and the University of Cambridge, where her MPhil in Architecture & Urban Design thesis was nominated for the RIBA Silver Medal and Dissertation Medal.