Nicoletta Caputo

Nicoletta Caputo was born on 2 November 1988 in the city of Trieste.

In 2007, after receiving a high school diploma from a Liceo Artisticowith a specialisation in "Architecture and Interior Design" in Venice, she obtained a place at the Mendrisio Academy of Architecture in Switzerland. In 2010 Nicoletta did a year’s internship in the city of Copenhagen where she contributed to the publication of ‘MAP, Manual of Architecture Possibilities’ under the guidance of David Garcia, Professor of Architecture.

She was awarded a first degree in 2011 and in 2013 she completed her specialisation at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. Between 2011 and 2012 she attended the ‘Laboratoire Bâle’ (LABA), under the direction of Professor Harry Gugger. Here she focused on research themes concerned with territorial scale including ‘Barents Lessons: Teaching and Research in Architecture’, which was later published under the editorship of Ludovic Balland (winner of the prize for the best Swiss book in 2012). In 2012 her project ‘Technopole’ was awarded a prize and published by the Association Archizoom (Best Architectural Design 2011-2012, EPFL).

Nicoletta obtained her degree with a thesis on urban redevelopment entitled "Six Islands, Milano Railway" under the supervision of H. Gugger and C. Gilot. In 2013 she was awarded a diploma in ‘Area and Cultural Studies’, from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and the Collèges des Humanités (CDH), after having followed alternative courses in social and cultural sciences in development area studies.

Since 2014 Nicoletta has worked as an architect with Swiss architecture firms for architectural competitions in Switzerland, public restoration works and new buildings.