Nimi Attanayake studied at the University of Nottingham and the University of Westminster where she focused on urban scale transformative community projects. She qualified as an architect from London Metropolitan University in 2008 and is an RIBA and ARB registered architect. Nimi worked for many years (including many summer holidays) for MPA Architects where she was involved in high-end residential and retail projects including Burberry stores and residential developments in Central London. Nimi has also worked for some of London's most highly regarded practices including Penoyre & Prasad and Hawkins/Brown where she was a project architect for Corby Cube and other significant developments such as Deptford Wharves. In 2010, Nimi joined Latitude architects where she played a central role in several major projects, most notably 55-73 Duke Street for Grosvener Estates which has recently been shortlisted for the AJ retrofit awards. Nimi has a keen interest in travel and painting and has travelled (and painted) across South & North America, India, Asia, Europe and most especially her cultural and spiritual home; Sri Lanka. Gardens, planting and open spaces have always strongly featured in Nimi's design work and she is now completing a RHS Diploma in Gardening and Horticulture at Capel Manor College.