Nurhan graduated his Master's and Bachelor's Degree in Urbanism at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy in Sofia. His passion for public spaces and the built environment led him to the University of Washington, St. Louis, USA, where he graduated as a Master in Urban Design. During his education in the United States he was on a “Fulbright” Foundation scholarship. He has acquired additional specializations in Ireland (University College Dublin) and China (Tongji University, Shanghai).
In 2014, together with Silvia Chakarova, he founded Place.Make studio in the field of urban planning, design and research.