Nikki South is an honours graduate from the University of Sydney in 1992.
On leaving University South spent several years working for Hassell on the Sydney Qantas domestic terminal, John Street Square Pyrmont, and the National Australia Bank Headquarters in Silverwater,
In 1997 South headed overseas for 7 years to gain international insight and experience. After moving to Munich Germany, South learnt the German language and then started work for a Munich based architect Juergen Rauch involved in apartment buildings, the Munich underground and competition work for various school and civic buildings.
The time spent in Germany was a key inspiration in the ideological development of the Southmarc practice. Sustainability, sharply articulated facades, roof gardens and structural integrity transformed into appropriate and contemporary architecture.
In Hong Kong South worked for local firm Simon Kwan & Associates on Masterplanning for West Kowloon - the redevelopment of an entire stretch of land on Hong Kong Harbour. During this 4 year period living in Hong Kong, South travelled through Asia experiencing the rich culture and minimalism of Asian environments.
South returned to Sydney in 2004 to establish Southmarc Architects.
South in front of one of her latest works titled "Manfido"