Nick just completed his final of a three-year Masters of Architecture program at Georgia Tech. Before Georgia Tech, he majored in History and minored in Spanish at Davidson College, a private, “highly selective liberal arts college” in North Carolina. There, he gained extensive training in writing and analytical thinking that would later benefit much of his architectural training at Georgia Tech. For the professional degree, Kahler reinforced his undergraduate training in his Concentration in History, Theory and Criticism. While he experiments with conceptual approaches to architectural design, the specifics of project details still remain a powerful interest to him. Above all, his energy and enthusiasm for any design challenge at any scale remains two of his greatest assets.
Lord, Aeck & Sargent, Atlanta, GA, US, Associate Architect
Associate architect in the education and science divisions, working on projects ranging from detail design of buildings to large scale campus master plans.
Mack Scogin Merrill Elam Architects, Atlanta, GA, US, Volunteer Intern
Collaborating with Mr. Scogin and the Local Artists “Lucky Penny” Group Daily on Realized Experimental Dance Black Box Set Design for DramaTech Theatre at Georgia Tech
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US, Graduate Teaching Assistant
Presented a series of lectures to a class of 130 undergraduate students on architecture and urban design; Tutored for a class of 130 graduate and undergraduate students in writing; Researched Various Texts on Dwelling and the Survey of Architectural History.
John Portman & Associates, Atlanta, GA, US, Model Fabricator
Oversaw the fabrication and presentation of models for a variety of projects ranging from the scale of individual buildings to master plans.
Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA, US, MArch, Architecture
The M Arch Program is the professional program in architecture leading to the NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture Degree. I have focused on History, Theory, and Criticism, especially how design engages its social and political context, and have used digital technology extensively in studio and other core and elective courses.
Davidson College, Davidson, NC, US, Bachelors, History
After satisfying the core requirements at a liberal-arts school without an Architecture program, I shifted my attention directly to Architecture History. I traveled abroad to Europe and South America to gain insight on various modes of design, historical and contemporaneous, and to improve my Spanish, in which I minored as well.
Portman Prize, Honorable Mention
"In order to encourage student accomplishment and excellence in the integration of technical considerations as a key constituent of the design process, the Portman Prize will be awarded by a jury comprised of the Portman Visiting Critic as jury chair; representatives of the firm of John Portman & Associates; and other invited participants. Students will be advanced to the final jury stage through a prior juried selection process. The final jury will award ranked prizes each carrying monetary awards. The top prize winner will also be offered a summer internship in the office of John Portman & Associates. Should the top winner be unable to accept the summer internship for any reason, then that offer will defer to the second or third place winner."
John William Sandeford Memorial Fellowship, Scholarship
"The income of the fund is used to support the education of graduate or undergraduate students majoring in Architecture at Georgia Tech. The Director of the Architecture Program at Georgia Tech, with the approval of the Dean of the College of Architecture, shall select annually one or more students currently or formally residing in the Central Savannah River Area (CSRA), a 15-county area consisting of Burke, Columbia, Emanuel, Jefferson, Jenkins, Lincoln, McDuffie, Richmond, Warren, Washington, and Wilkes Counties in the State of Georgia, and Aiken, Barnwell, Edgefield, and McCormick Counties in the State of South Carolina. Recipients, who will receive a stipend provided by income allocated from the endowment, will be determined on the basis of academic performance and professional promise. Should this pool of potential candidates fail to yield a qualified recipient, then selection may be made from among graduate or undergraduate architecture students residing inside the State of Georgia , but outside the Atlanta Standard Metropolitan Area."