Born and raised in rural Platteville Wisconsin, Nick earned a Bachelors of Science (2002) and a Masters in Architecture (2006) from the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee where he was also awarded the Gaylord Nelson Award for environmental issues. After a decade of working for award winning design firms in Milwaukee and Seattle; Nick joined Galbraith Carnahan Architects as a partner in 2013.
As director of design within the firm, Nick is critically involved in both the creation and realization of form on the
studios numerous projects, taking into account the parameters of site, climate, culture, and the clients’ needs. By taking cues from the character inherent in the site and the client, Nick seeks to help grow the design of the building from it’s location rather than imposing an ideology or style upon the place.
When not engaged in the act of creating architecture, Nick enjoys woodworking, photography, mountaineering, and camping with his wife Kate and their dog Dexter.