We are excited to announce and celebrate our newest Director – Carson Nelsen!

Carson is a Project Designer with experience in multiple mixed-use developments, multi-family and single family residential, retail, office, and hotel projects.

Carson has headed the recent design efforts for The Avenue - Hyatt Centric, a 30-story hotel tower featuring 246 guest rooms in the heart of downtown Austin, Texas. In addition, Nelsen has led design for The Colony, a mixed-use redevelopment project with 1,000 multifamily units, a 200-room luxury hotel, and more than 500,000 SF of retail, entertainment, and office. Carson's portfolio includes other projects like 90-92 Rainey St, Talavera Lofts, Town Square Dubai, Landmark One, Rocky Ledge, and Las Lomas.

Carson will join our firm’s leadership team from our Headquarters in our Austin office.  Take a minute and find out more about him!

Where did you go to school?

  • CN: Fay Jones School of Architecture

Favorite architecture style?

  • CN: I can’t be sure but someone told me it is brutalism.

What's the most interesting project you've ever worked on, and why??

  • CN: Liam Gillick’s sculpture at the contemporary Laguna Gloria.  The experience of working with an international  artist and working to realize their vision was an interesting position to be in from a design role.  He had a candid way of communicating his preferences or opinions, often giving direction with very few words but not always with clear instruction.

Favorite material?

  • CN: Wood

What famous architect would you like to bring back from the dead?

  • CN: Pier Luigi Nervi

When not at work, what are you doing?

  • CN: Swimming, enjoying the outdoors and daydreaming.

If you had to be a building, which one would you be?

  • CN: A courtyard building

Favorite designer item?

  • CN: Chairs!