Nick’s curiosity for the built environment began at a young age. Raised in a historical farmhouse estate built in the 1850’s there was hardly a moment without a renovation project on the horizon. In short stride, following behind his father, he learned how to repair and build many things. What began as strictly observations soon transformed into hands-on learning of construction and the trades. Growing up learning the facets of construction taught him to appreciate all aspects of building and is why he prides himself on being part of a multi-disciplinary firm such as IDS.

He understands that every architectural project poses challenges and problems to be solved. His passion for architecture isn’t simply to solve a problem; rather, it is to deliver a project that balances innovation, value and efficiency while fulfilling the client’s needs and desires. His inspirations are rooted in the ideas of invention in architecture. He recognizes that buildings need to evolve with the ecological environment and not simply continue to be containers for activities. Not to be confused with passion, his gratification comes by delivering a complex project that creates energy of its own by interacting with the surrounding environment and having positive impact on the individuals that inhabit the space. Most of his career thus far has consisted of large-scale higher education projects that focus on student life. These types of projects include innovative programs that challenge the normative and, in turn, create some type of mixed-use environment. These particular projects are important to him; a successful completion means that it will have a positive influence on thousands of lives and perhaps leave a positive imprint of a time and place experienced.


Master of Architecture
Lawrence Technological University

Bachelor of Science, Architecture
Lawrence Technological University

Professional Registration

Licensed Architect, Michigan

Professional Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)