Nicolas Pham is an architect and urban planner. After studying at the EPFL and working in Amsterdam with Herman Hertzberger and Jo Coenen, as well as in London with Alan Colquhoun and John Miller, he taught at the EPFL where he was assistant to Prof. Luigi Snozzi from 1992 to 1997 and then lecturer at the EPFL's Institute of Theory and History of Architecture.
He has mainly worked on the urban and territorial scale, as head of the Public Spaces Commission of the Canton of Vaud and in the Netherlands, notably on a master plan for an extension of the city of Utrecht as well as on a national strategic study, the Deltametropole.
He taught from 2000 to 2010 at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Delft (NL).
From 2010 to 2015 he taught at the École Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture (ENSA) in Paris-Belleville and since 2016 at ENSA in Versailles.
Since 2005, he has been directing the Master's program in architecture at the Haute École du Paysage, d'Ingénierie et d'Architecture (HEPIA) in Geneva and since 2009 has been in charge of the architecture department.