Nicole Knight

Nicole Knight

Los Angeles, CA, US



As a LEED accredited Architectural Designer & BIM Specialist, I help companies and organizations lead their traditional design-delivery production into the age of Virtual Design and Construction (VDC). Design experience includes large-scale international projects for a world leading Themed Entertainment Company, including themed attractions, theaters, restaurants, and various facility types unique to theme parks. For project teams I manage workflow, sustain productivity, and improve efficiency during all phases of the design-delivery process, leveraging software interoperability solutions. With a natural affinity for technology, I find innovative ways to leverage technology to augment processes and product experiences. A BIM/VDC champion empowering teams to design-build their best work by adverting redundancy and steering focus on design production within established Building Information Model (BIM) implementation strategy. 



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

Shanghai Disneyland, Shanghai Disney Resort

Opened on June 16th, 2016, the Shanghai Disney Resort is home to the Shanghai Disneyland theme park, which features six lands and two themed hotels. I was brought on board for the Shanghai Disneyland Theme Park and solidified a dual role as an architectural designer for Tommorowland and CAD analyst/project administrator for the overall Shanghai Disneyland Park.

New Fantasyland Expansion, Tokyo Disney Resort

Tokyo Disneyland is expanding its Fantasyland including a new area inspired by “The Beauty & The Beast” film, comprising of a themed attraction, shop and restaurant. For the early design phases of this project, I collaboratively developed and implemented a BIM strategy through experimental production of models and construction documentation.

Oct 2011 - current

Walt Disney Imagineering, Glendale, CA, US, Intern Architect (Contractor)

Dec 2009 - Oct 2010

KEi Architects, Richmond, VA, US, Intern Architect

Oct 2008 - Dec 2009

NC Department of Commerce - Community Development, Raleigh, NC, US, Intern Architect

Jul 2007 - Aug 2007


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

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

Jan 2013 - current

Hampton University, Hampton, VA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture I

Oct 2003 - May 2009


Walt Disney Imagineering ImagiNations Competition - Finalist, Other

Imaginations is a design competition created and sponsored by Walt Disney Imagineering with the purpose of seeking out and nurturing the next generation of diverse Imagineers. As a 2007 finalist, this design competition was the best decision of my college career.


Areas of Specialization