“The trend towards greener materials and methods is exciting.”
Nick knew he wanted to become an architect from the age of eight, when he saw some blueprints of his grandparents’ house during a redesign. He was able to partly realize this goal in high school, when he interned with MCG Explore Design. He returned to MCG in 2010 after completing his graduate studies.
He’s now a key member of the team and is passionate about meeting, and exceeding, clients’ expectations. He’s working toward becoming a licensed architect and obtaining his LEED certification. He loves that the industry has moved towards sustainability – no longer as a differentiator, but a standard.
When not working or volunteering, Nick likes to spend his spare time enjoying the great Alaskan outdoors. He finds that hiking allows him to reflect on his work, allowing him to refine or come up with ideas that he can then take back to his designs.
Anchorage Museum Expansion
Nick’s favorite part of the museum is that it puts Alaskan culture front and center. It holds personal significance, because he’s passionate about education and volunteers there in his free time.
There’s nothing quite like working in Alaska. The environment is a constant source of inspiration in both work and play. Nick hopes to climb every significant summit in the Chugach Mountains around Anchorage.
Nick gives back to the community in lots of ways. He volunteers at the Association for Learning Environments, the Anchorage Museum, the Alaska Design Forum, and most importantly, as a proud Girl Scout dad.