Nishan graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT), Australia in 2009 and received a Masters of Architecture with Distinction. His thesis research focused on developing strategies for the densification of suburban places in Melbourne and sought to tackle the requirement for the provision of new large-scale infrastructure whilst maintaining the small-scale texture and enhancing the social capital of the suburb. Other areas of his design research include sustainable methods for the revitalization of underprivileged communities and towns in greater Melbourne. His speculative project entitled â€˜Waste Netâ€™ was exhibited at the Victorian-Eco Innovation Lab (VEIL), Australia as part of their â€˜Visionsâ€™ exposition. In 2006 he studied abroad at the Ecole Nationale Superieure d'Architecture de Montpellier (ENSAM), France and participated in the Nano City International Architecture Workshop. In addition he has also worked in the area of sound design (for film), with his work being exhibited at various international venues, including the International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam (IABR).
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