Alessandro Nicola graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2003; he specialised in the Specialization School in Architecture and Landscape Heritage of the Polytechnic University of Turin in 2010.
Since 2004 he joined the staff of Nicola Restauri, alongside the technical direction in the design of various restoration interventions, both on movable property, paintings, sculptures, and on frescoes and stuccos in historic buildings, bringing inside the company a contribution of knowledge from an architectural point of view.
It's of particular interest his participation with his father Gian Luigi in the excavation mission of the University of Pisa of the tomb of Wage in 1993, Oasis of the Fayum in Egypt, and in 2004 for the project of monitoring the tomb of Ramesses II in the Valley of the Kings, Luxor - Egypt.
He intervenes in the restoration of the Convent of San Bernardino in Chivasso and the rooms on the Piano Nobile of Palazzo Madama, in particular in the consolidation of the ceiling vaults, also realizing the graphic mappings to document the intervention; he also collaborates in the restoration and refurbishment of the historical showcases on the second floor of the same building.
In 2007-2009 he was involved in the restoration of the decorative apparatus of Carignano Theatre in Turin.
Together with the Trucco and the Buratti Fagnola studio, he plans and follows the restoration of the San Giorgio at the Medieval Village in Turin in 2006-2012, along with 5 +1AA, AI and Dedalo Studios, he plans the renovation of the Orsini castle in Rivalta in 2009, and together with the Isola Architetti studio, MCM and the Durbiano e Reinerio studios, is the designer and director of the restoration works of Salmatoris Palace in Cherasco in 2011-2015.
Since 2012 he has been a consultant to the VGM for the restoration of the Sheik Suleyman mosque in Istanbul.
In 2000, 2001 and 2006 he participated as an assistant at the Summer School of the Albertina Academy of Fine Arts.
In Nicola Restauri he works as a technical manager and works on archaeological and architectural works, deepening ancient building techniques and decoration techniques. At the same time, from 2004 to 2007, he was a professor in charge of the History and Philosophy of Restoration course at the San Carlo schools. The teaching experience led him to participate as a teacher in the Royal Crafts project in the editions of 2004 and 2007.
Since 2007 he has been collaborating with the municipality of Asti for the European Project Leonardo, for the standardisation of legislation regarding the restoration of Cultural Heritage in Europe.
Since 2010 he has been vice president of the Le Muse cultural voluntary association.
Since 2012 he has been a lecturer at the Academy of Fine Arts in Cuneo.
Following numerous travels and conferences around the world since 2014, he became a member of the China Italy Museum League as a restoration consultant.
In summer 2016, he participates as a speaker at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Summer School, MIT: Materials in Art, Archeology and Architecture ONE-MA3.
Since 2015 he is Founding Member of the Cultural Heritage Association Guido Nicola for Restoration.
Beyond the restoration
Like everyone in the family, Alessandro has numerous interests in particular related to the technologies of the past. To deepen his research, he uses his home as a field of architectural experimentation, alchemically mixing ancient techniques and modern knowledge.
Of all the family, Alessandro is the person who has travelled the most, and for this reason, he has had the opportunity to deal with very distant realities.
He is a staunch supporter of the circular economy and is always fascinated by the untapped potential of the waste produced by consumerism for productive and artistic purposes.