Nick Cheung

Nick Cheung

Brooklyn, NY, US

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Nick is a fifth-year student at Iowa State University pursuing a Bachelor's in Architecture supplemented with minors in sustainability and entrepreneurial studies. 

Growing up sharing my time between Iowa and New York, the contrast between the Midwest natural landscape and lively urban cityscape fostered a deep curiosity for the constant negotiations between us, nature, and the built environment. Experiencing how local contexts shape design decisions, I have developed a passion for examining the dialogue between humans and the built and natural environments, particularly within the urban condition. Most of my education examines social and spatial dialogues between people, nature, and the built environment in various contexts. Coming from two Chinese immigrant parents, values of integrity, accountability, cooperation, and determination strengthen my ambition and passion for creative storytelling through mediums like architecture and design.



Pickard Chilton, New Haven, CT, US, Architectural Intern

Created 3D models, renders, and diagrams to visualize design concepts for clients. Assisted with presentation drawings for numerous design competitions. Collaborated with project teams to deliver schematic design drawing sets. Iterated multiple massing and facade schemes to present to project teams. Conducted feasibility studies and site research for various projects.

May 2023 - Aug 2023

FEH Design, Des Moines, IA, US, Architectural Intern

Produced construction documents, detail drawings, 3D models, renderings, and presentations. Communicated with architects to secure grant funding for large community proposals for clients. Engaged with community stakeholders to co-design public projects.

May 2022 - Jan 2023

Iowa State University Department of Architecture, Ames, IA, US, Research Assistant

Observed, analyzed, and archived social interactions in US cities. Devised research methods to quantify range of social behaviors engaged. Created presentations to communicate research at present at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Jan 2020 - May 2021


Iowa State University College of Design, Ames, IA, US, BArch, Architecture

5th-year B. Arch student at Iowa State University with minors in Sustainability and Entrepreneurial Studies.

Aug 2019 - current


Paul M. Heffernan Travel Abroad Scholarship, Scholarship


AIA National Diversity Scholarship, Scholarship


College of Design Deans List, Nomination


Lyle E. & Anna M. Lightfoot Scholar, Scholarship


Undergraduate Conference Grant, Grant


Multicultural Vision Program Scholar, Nomination


Optimist Youth Community Service Award, Award


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