nicholas venezia

nicholas venezia

Jersey City, NJ, US



Nicholas Venezia is a photographer, writer, and watercolorist working in New York City as the Manager of Communications for Selldorf Architects.  He lives with his wife and dog in Jersey City, where they all miss the green mountains and gray skies of the Pacific Northwest.


Selldorf Architects, New York, NY, US, Manager of Communications

Sep 2015 - current

Nicholas Lee Photography, LLC, Jersey City, NJ, US, Freelance Architectural Photographer

Jan 2011 - current

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.

Sep 2011 - Jan 2016

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.

Jun 2011 - Jan 2016

COOKFOX, New York, NY, US, Architectural Photographer and Communicator

Aug 2014 - Aug 2015

University of Oregon, 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.

Sep 2009 - Jul 2010


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

Jun 2008 - Jun 2011

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

Concentration in Architectural Studies.

Sep 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.


Areas of Specialization