Nichola studied architecture at the University of Nottingham, completing her BArch in 2009 and Diploma in 2012, in which she achieved a Distinction. Her thesis concentrated on urban accumulation in Salisbury and how to add cultural value to the city through architectural structures and masterplanning. Nichola completed her Part 3, also at Nottingham, in 2014, and also with a Distinction.
Nichola joined Walters & Cohen in February 2013 to work on the new junior school at St Swithun's School in Winchester and a care home in Oxford. She worked on the Dorothy Garrod Building at Newnham College, Cambridge from inception to completion, and is currently working on a new academic block for the Yehudi Menuhin School.
Nichola was made an Associate in 2018.