Pavlina Lucas (b.1970, Cyprus) studied architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (M.Arch 2000) after studies in (photo)journalism and art history at Boston University. In 2014 she completed the practice-based PhD project «The Photographic Absolute: An Architectural Beginning» at the Oslo School of Architecture and Design.
Lucas worked as project architect at Atelier Peter Zumthor for a number of years. She moved to Oslo in 2008. Her practice is driven by a hands-on approach. Phenomenology and Mutualism are the cornerstones of her work. She uses writing, photography and performance art as re-search tools. She has taught at various schools, including the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Aarhus School of Architecture, Oslo School of Architecture, and Tromsø Academy of Landscape and Territorial Studies. In 2019 she joined BAS, where she teaches in master studios, tutors diploma projects and conducts the curriculum «writing as a design tool».