Finding beauty in the composition of how buildings come together and are built rather than dramatic formal gesture is what I seek. Attention to scale, composition, precision, and context are the talents I possess. I’ve been fortunate to work across a diverse range of projects and scales, from small single-family homes to museums exceeding a hundred thousand square feet and hundreds of millions of dollars. I’m dedicated to enriching our built environment through the practice of architecture and enriching my own knowledge in the process. This dedication transcends typologies and represents my aspirations as an architect.
I invite you to visit my personal portfolio at www.nickladd.com.
Davis Brody Bond, LLP, New York, NY, US, Associate
National September 11th Memorial Museum
Provided full-time construction administration for the National September 11th Memorial Museum during the final year-and-a-half of construction. Tasks included the coordination of complex construction issues, submittal and shop drawing review, RFI resolution, punch-listing, construction progress documentation, oversight of construction quality control, and coordination for project close-out and occupancy.
The Frick Art Collection
Current work includes active participation in the schematic design for the renovation and expansion of The Frick Art Collection, a classic Beaux-Arts Gilded Era Mansion turned museum from the early 20th century designed by Carrère and Hastings and later expanded by John Russell Pope. Tasks include massing and design development, programming, interior space planning, and the coordination of the design with a broad cast of engineers including MEP, structural, civil, and elevator, in addition to theater planners and conservation lab consultants.
David Coleman Architecture, Seattle, WA, US, Intern Architect
David Coleman Architecture is a small residential architecture firm distinguished in their efforts to create modern, spatially compelling, single-family residences. Working as an independent contractor, my efforts have included documenting architectural design work, print and web marketing, office and IT support, and web site design.
Greyscale Architecture + Design, Seattle, Intern Architect
Greyscale Architecture + Design specialized in the creation of speculative residential developments with a modern aesthetic. My time at Greyscale was spent on a variety of tasks including land-use code analysis for new developments, construction document production, expediting and pulling construction permits, and working as a co-designer for numerous projects.
Kovalenko Hale Architects, Seattle, WA, Intern Architect
Kovalenko Hale Architects is a well-established Seattle firm specializing in historic adaptive re-use and quality housing for low-income individuals. While at KHA I worked on a variety of tasks including construction administration efforts for a historic heavy-timber building, construction documentation for numerous projects ranging from a custom single-family residence to large multi-tenant housing, and managing the in-house data server and network.
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, BArch, Architecture
USGBC Natural Talent Design Competition, 2nd Place