Nicholas Barrett

Nicholas Barrett

New York, NY, US

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I am a licensed architect with 11+ years of experience working architecture and construction. I started my career as a millworker and draftsman, fabricating mahogany doors and entry units for custom homes in Charleston, South Carolina. While completing my architectural education at Clemson University, I won both the ACSA Steel Design Competition, as well as the ACSA Sustainable Home Competition. My architectural career has given me the opportunity to work with many talented professionals on a variety of projects in both Chicago, IL and New York City, NY. I love architecture and I enjoy my work. I develop creative ideas into complete, coordinated, and clear construction documents that demonstrate excellent graphic standards and technical expertise. I am always learning new things and enjoy working with highly skilled people. 


Marmol Radziner, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Marmol Radziner is an award winning, design build practice led by architects.
Project Manager responsibilities include managing of projects from schematic
design through construction administration phases, coordination with
consulting engineers, technical detailing, specification research, obtaining
agency approvals, and working with contractors onsite.

Feb 2022 - current

Holabird & Root, Chicago, IL, US, Project Architect, Associate

Project Architect, Associate September 2017- October 2021
Holabird & Root (est. 1880) is an award-winning, architecture, engineering, interior design and planning firm with a legacy of innovation.
Responsible for coordinating and delivering projects from start to finish. Duties include building design, client meetings and presentations, developing construction drawings/details, technical specifications, code research and building permits, construction administration and project management. Completed multiple housing projects including the $55 million, 20 story, Fannie Emanuel Senior Housing project for the Chicago Housing Authority
in 2018. Completed Higher Education facilities include projects with Northwestern University, Knox College, and Oakton Community College.

Design Professional April 2014 - September 2017
Performed Construction Administration duties on multiple housing projects. Assisted in the development of design presentations, construction documents, digital and physical modeling, BIM Coordination, and field documentation of existing buildings.

Apr 2014 - Oct 2021

Hammersley Architecture, Chicago, IL, US, Design Professional

Hammersley Architecture was founded in 2008 and is a full-service architecture firm that works on a wide-range of projects in the Chicago area. Responsibilities included architectural drafting and 3D modeling, design presentation graphics, building surveying, and technical support for Commercial and Single Family Residential projects.

Oct 2013 - Apr 2014

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, Teaching Assistant

Teaching Assistantship awarded for winning the RE:design the UNIT competition. Provided the opportunity to assist in teaching a graduate level course in Materials & Assemblies at Clemson University

Aug 2012 - Dec 2012

Clemson University Community Research + Design Center, Clemson, SC, US, Student Intern

Work on the design development of community projects including the ongoing Sassafras Mountain Renewal Project. Included the design and production of documents for client meetings and public presentations.

May 2012 - Sep 2012

Charleston Civic Design Center, Charleston, SC, US, Student Intern

The Civic Design Center serves the City of Charleston Department of Planning, Preservation and Sustainability. It functions as a design studio for ongoing urban planning and development projects with a focus on serving, educating, and engaging the public. My role was to assist in research and design for ongoing city projects and masterplans.

Aug 2011 - Dec 2011

Millwork Artisans, LLC, Charleston, SC, US, Shop Millworker / Draftsman

Millwork Artisans is a custom door and entry-unit fabricator in Charleston, South Carolina specializing in High Velocity Hurricane Zone (HVHZ) doors and windows. Duties included millwork and custom fabrication of solid hardwood entry units.

Nov 2010 - May 2011


Clemson University, Clemson, SC, US, MArch, School of Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2013

Clemson University, Clemson, SC, Bachelors, School of Architecture

Aug 2006 - May 2010


Chicago Building Congress Merit Award Finalist, Nomination

Category: Renovation & Adaptive Reuse OVER $10M
Fannie Emanuel Senior Housing Project
20-story, 124,420 SF Renovation- Senior Housing Project
Published by Architect Magazine 2018 Completed 2018


Henry Adams Certificate, Award

This award, a certificate of merit, is given annually to the second ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board. At Clemson, it is awarded to the second-ranked Master of Architecture student selected by the School in recognition of scholastic achievement, character, and promise of professional ability.


Community Research+Design Center Jefferson Cup, Award

The Jefferson Cup has long been a symbol of achievement and merit. It was designed by Thomas Jefferson, who among many other things was an architect, a farmer, the primary author of the Declaration of Independence, and our countries third President. In all of these, Jefferson was committed to scholarship, community service, education, and intelligent design. Jefferson also believed that each individual in society holds the profound ability to impact his or her own community.

In this spirit of these ideals the Community Research and Design Center here at Clemson, wishes to Award two students the Jefferson Cup in recognition of their commitment, passion, and excellence to architecture, design, community, and public service. This award is given to one undergraduate student and one graduate student.


Harlan E. McClure Award, 1st Place

The Harlan E. McClure Award is given annually by the Faculty of the School of Architecture, College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Clemson University in recognition of outstanding architectural design as demonstrated in a graduate project or thesis.


RE:define the UNIT Competition, 1st Place

This competition is hosted by the ARCH 872 Materials and Assemblies course and funded by Carolina Ceramics to provide teaching assistantships for outstanding student work. The course in an exploration in the use of materials and the process of assembly.


ACSA Sustainable Home Competition, 1st Place

​​The ACSA Sustainable Home project was completed in collaboration with local building materials company NOTBLOX©. The goal was to design an affordable home model for Habitat for Humanity using innovative and sustainable strategies. The project one 1st Place in the South Region and has been reviewed by several online publications.
Nick Barrett, Sam Pruitt
Professor Ulrike Heine


AIA Alteration 2011 Kinetic Sculpture Competition, 2nd Place

This open competition is hosted by the Greenville AIA for the design and construction of a kinetic sculpture during Architecture Month. It is a continuing tradition initiated by the Alteration 2010 kinetic sculpture.
Nick Barrett, Jacob Edmond


ACSA Steel Design Competition, 1st Place

The ACSA Steel Design Competition was an opportunity to explore the structural capabilities of steel through the program of a heath and wellness center for the city of Greenville.
Will Allport​, Nick Barrett​, Jason Butz
Professor Dan Harding


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