nicholas venezia

nicholas venezia

Jersey City, NJ, US


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Nicholas Venezia is an architect-in-training, working with the firm DIGroupArchitecture as the Communications and Marketing Manager. His interest in architecture is deeply rooted in our ability as human beings to communicate with each other.

He seeks work with others in the articulation and execution of shared ideas; ideas that improve our participation and understanding of the built and unbuilt environment.



DIGroup Architecture, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Communications and Marketing Manager

Responsible for firm's website and social media platforms, client presentations, RFP documents, schematic design and rendering production, publication and award submissions, writing, and in-house photography.

Oct 2011 - current

DIGroup Architecture, New Brunswick, NJ, US, Intern Architect and Graphic Designer

Responsibilities have included design and working drawings for Environmental Signage projects, website design and development, 3-D modeling in Sketchup, photorealistic rendering in Maxwell Render Suite, and construction documents for various architecture projects.

Jul 2011 - current

nicholas venezia, Hoboken, NJ, US, Freelance Artist

I work with others in the design and production of various projects as a method of pursuing interests related to architecture and design. I have designed business cards, painted, photographed, and provided architectural design services for numerous friends and clients. I also submit work to competitions and seek publication recognition with personal work.

Jan 2011 - current

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Eugene, OR, US, Journalist

Employed by The University of Oregon's Communications and External Relations Office to produce monthly articles for online platforms and local AIA publications. Interviews with students and faculty prompted concise narratives about community achievements and events. Idea generation was often under the responsibility of this position.

Oct 2009 - Jul 2010


University of Oregon, Eugene, OR, US, MArch, Architecture

Jul 2008 - Jul 2011

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD, US, Bachelors, International Studies

Concentration in Architectural Studies.

Oct 2004 - May 2008


A Centennial Sketchbook for Grand Central Terminal, Award

Drawing selected by jury, featured in the Moleskine Grand Central Terminal Centennial Sketchbook.


Best Black and White Photograph - AIA West Jersey Photography Competition, 1st Place

Selected photographs are included in a yearly publication. Two photographs submitted were chosen, one as honorable mention, one as best black and white photo.


Homemade Desert's Space in Transition Photography Competition, Honorable Mention

An international photography competition on the time we spend transitioning between spaces. The archives do not show this competition, though I have contacted them about publishing the results. The photograph can be seen on my website.


The Roger Keith Swim Innovation Award, The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Applied Arts, Grant

This award recognizes students whose work is innovative, provocative and explores new directions outside of convention.


Richard A. Campbell Traveling Scholar, Grant

Established in 1992 by Mrs. Francoise Campbell in honor of her husband, Richard Campbell (1930-1985), an internationally recognized architect who received his Bachelor degree in Architecture from the UO in 1956. Awarded to Undergraduate or graduate Architecture students in their final year of study. Criteria: Applicants will submit proposed travel and educational pursuits. Preference to students who demonstrate financial need.


The Brandaw Family Fellowship, The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Allied Arts, Scholarship

For outstanding contribution to designBridge, a student-led community design/build program.


The Lyle P. Bartholomew Scholarship, The University of Oregon School of Architecture and Applied Arts, Scholarship

Awarded to students who are working towards paying their college costs and are able to demonstrate
financial need.


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