Nicole Knight

Nicole Knight

Los Angeles, CA, US



I help companies and organizations lead their traditional design-delivery production into the age of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). I counsel and collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams of brilliant Imagineers. Together, we bring dreams to reality through a rigorous process of architectural design and engineering, integrating over 140 disciplines to build Disney Theme Parks and Resorts.

As an Architectural Designer/BIM Application Specialist I find unique technical solutions for the complex challenges of theme park design, foster cross-pollination among team clusters, occasionally pitch big Blue Sky ideas to the Mouse, consistently look to the future for inspiration (Sci-Fi and Fantasy are my favorite genres of anything), and I annually scout talent for the Walt Disney ImagiNations Design Competition. 

My specialty gravitates towards all things tech. With a natural affinity for technology, I’m always looking for ways to leverage it to augment processes and product experiences. On especially great days, something new and amazing is created as a result, extending the limits of what is possible. 

Current Interests of Exploration:
Intersection of Architecture and Computational Design
Responsive Architectural Design
User Experience (UX) Design


Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA, US, Facilities Designer Associate

Oct 2011 - current

N Squared Design Studio, Creative Director

Sep 2009 - Dec 2013

Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA, US, Coordinator, Diversity and Inclusion

Mar 2011 - Jul 2011

Walt Disney Imagineering, Intern Architect

Nov 2009 - Oct 2010

KEi Architects, Intern Architect

Oct 2008 - Dec 2009

NC Department of Commerce - Community Development, Intern Architect

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007


Art Center College of Design, Pasadena, CA, BArch, Art Center at Night

Physical Computing with Arduino
Intro To Interaction Design (ACN-200)

Jan 2013 - current

Hampton University, Hampton, VA, US, MArch, MArch I

Sep 2003 - May 2009


Areas of Specialization 


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