Nicholas Wickersham

Nicholas Wickersham

Jackson, MS, US



I was a non-traditional architecture student who, prior to college, worked in the construction industry for approximately 6 years in site survey, concrete and soils inspection, basic carpentry, and waterproofing - which has proved to be invaluable thus far in my architectural journey.   While at Auburn, I was fortunate enough to take part in the Rural Studio during both my second and fifth/thesis years.  After grad school at UVA, I studied with Glenn Murcutt’s Master Class in Australia, which fueled my interest in critical regionalism, site investigation, environmental awareness, creating place, and material research.

To date, I have completed 66% of my IDP credit, and am eager to begin taking the ARE and LEED tests to become a “knowledgeable and informed” architect.  I truly believe that through architecture I can make an impact on my, and other, communities for the better.


Duvall Decker, Jackson, MS, US, Intern Architect

Assisted with project development, schematic design, design development, and construction documents on multiple projects. Projects types include residential housing, public space revitalization, adaptive reuse, and campus master planning. Also performed file maintenance, attended meetings, and performed material, product & site research.

May 2012 - May 2013

David Jameson Architect, Alexandria, VA, US, Intern Architect

Used Revit to create an as-built set of drawings, assisted with various projects simultaneously, coordinated with clients and contractors, researched products and materials, and, obtained quotes from contractors.

Apr 2011 - Aug 2011


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

W.G. Clark's "Housing Project" studio
Insight Lab Student Fellowship - “FABRICated FORMwork”
Fabric Architecture - Assisted with design investigation into performative fabric skin systems. Produced full scale mockups by working with Microstation Generative Components and the CNC Sewing Machine
Wallworks - Investigated brick forms and materials utilizing Grasshopper Parametric Modeling Plug-in for Rhinoceros 3DModeler.
Held four teaching assistant positions over fall and spring semesters

Aug 2011 - May 2012

Auburn University, Auburn, AL, US, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Took classes in architecture and interior architecture, which included hand sketching, team building, model making, site and material investigation, and critiques.
Second and fifth (thesis) years, I was accepted into the Rural Studio program. The second year project was the deconstruction, relocation and cataloging of an 1854 church. The thesis year project was an investigation into the building material "thinnings" (small trees that are thinned and used for making paper), and the design of a pedestrian bridge over Payne Lake using thinnings.
Laser Cutter Lab Teaching Assistant.

Jun 2006 - May 2010


Insight Lab Student Fellowship, Other

“FABRICated FORMwork”, University of Virginia, February 2012


Jackson Community Design Center| Mississippi State University FORMCities Urban Divide Design Competition, 1st Place

Student Entry, “Waterfront Mid-Sized City – Pensacola, FL,” November 2010


Book Award, Award

Duvall Decker | Garmaz Thesis Studio, Spring 2009
Award for exemplary work in studio.


Roger W. Rindt Memorial Scholarship, Scholarship


AU Board of Trustees Scholarship, Scholarship


Alagasco Design Competition, Honorable Mention

Honorable Mention, “Chicago Mixed-Use,” Fall 2008


Concrete Competition, Honorable Mention

Finalist, Spring 2008


Miles and Mary Stephens Endowment Scholarship, Scholarship


Dean’s List, Other



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