Nick has always been a Connecticut local – growing up in New Fairfield, and eventually moving on to receive his Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Architecture at the University of Hartford. With a focus on the healthcare industry, Nick takes pride in being part of the transformation of local communities while striving to exceed clients’ personal and professional goals.
During his off time, Nicholas focuses on nurturing several non-profits; Vice President of the 1636 Heritage Partnership, founded for the preservation of a Hartford landmark, Co-Founder of The Alumni Group (T|A|G), which is a networking resource to the students at the University of Hartford, and finally, the Knights of Columbus, where he operates as the Financial Security for a local chapter.
On snow days, you can be sure to find Nick at home binge watching Fraser on Netflix, or roaming through digital fantasy lands as a self-proclaimed video game master.
Describe your dream project.
My dream project would be the adaptive reuse of a historic downtown building with a mixed-use program which helps to revitalize a neighborhood by providing the necessary resources and living accommodations to support the growth of the existing community. To me, architecture doesn’t get more purpose-driven and impactful than that!
What does it mean to you to be 100% client-centric?
To be an architect is to be a translator; listening to a client’s project goals and translating them into physical forms. To be client-centric means being able to listen and translate effectively so that their formless ideas can become tangible. Often, it can also mean translating the construction process to a client who might be unfamiliar with it, or working through conflicts and solutions during construction while making sure that they have an understanding, and are heard throughout the entire endeavor.
How do you define the success of a project?
A successful project maintains a positive and strong team dynamic all the way through the design and construction process. Surprises will always arise; pandemics can strike, timelines and budgets can fluctuate, but managing expectations, maintaining open communication, tackling problems as a united team and celebrating successes together is at the core of any successful project – all to the point of delivering a design which exceeds our clients’ goals.