We are happy to introduce you to our newest crew members; fresh to our Arizona studio we welcome Project Specialist [...and shall I say Photographer?] Seth Good (SG); along with Brit-American architect Christopher Day (CD) who was literally on the move to join our Austin office during the Holiday Break. To both of you, welcome to our Nelsen Partners team! We are so excited to have you around, even if its only "virtually" for now.

Take 90 seconds to find out which of our new crew members has been watching a bit too much of "The Office" (not the British one), who is singing to Radiohead instead of Christmas carols, and who will be attending the 2028 Olympics (only to see the architecture).

As 2020 comes to an end we also cherish new beginnings and we are so happy to virtually introduce you to Seth and Christopher, serendipitously both Californians at heart.

Read below to find out more about both of them. Oh, and if you were wondering where your Sticky Toffee Pudding went, you might have to ask these two.

PS. Happy New Year!


Where are you from?

  • SG: Loveland, Colorado

  • CD: Chester, a small town in North-West England, via London and Los Angeles

Where did you go to school?

  • SG: California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly for short)

  • CD: The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL & SCI-arc (Southern California Institute of Architecture)

What building are you excited to see completed in the upcoming decade?

  • SG: My house haha.

  • CD: After 12 years I consider myself a native Los Angelino - I'm looking forward to seeing all the 2028 Olympic projects and infrastructure finished and visiting again

Favorite piece of architecture?

  • SG: Castelvecchio / Brion Cemetery - Carlo Scarpa, The Broad - Diller Scofidio + Renfro

  • CD: Seattle public library by OMA

When not at work [or should we say home?], what are you doing?

  • SG: Hiking, camping, backpacking, serving at our church, spending time with my wife and son, watching The Office

  • CD: Usually trying to find the strongest espresso or cocktail depending on the time of day

Favorite Pen?

  • SG: Staedtler sketch

  • CD: I still miss my set of Rotring Isographs, although I don't miss cleaning or dropping them and breaking the knib.

You are stuck on a deserted island with only three things, what three things would you have and what would you build?

  • SG: Is there firewood on the island? An axe, no books. Physician's desk reference hollowed out. Inside, waterproof matches, iodine tablets, beet seeds, protein bars, NASA blanket and in case I get bored Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

  • CD: Ooh, great questions. I would have a good set of tools to make life easier and build a sauna and a kitchen

Hidden talent?

  • SG: Photography

  • CD: I can sing along to most Radiohead songs, unfortunately for my fiancée.

Best X-mas movie of all time?

  • SG: Christmas Vacation

  • CD: I don't leave the room if my mum puts Love Actually on

Sticky Toffee Pudding or Gingerbread Men Cookies?

  • SG: Sticky Toffee Pudding

  • CD: Psh. not even close, sticky toffee pudding all day long, preferably warmed with some cold cream

What do you think Architecture will be improving, proposing, or re-envisioning in 2021?

  • SG: Hopefully, sustainability and how to truly implement.

  • CD: Architecture always has to re-envision to stay ahead of market and social trends.

What are you thinking about right this second?

  • SG: What three things I would bring on a deserted island and how I got there.

  • CD: Do we have enough packing supplies for our move?

What are you doing 10 years from now?

  • SG: Hoping I have the knees to continue hiking and backpacking with my son.

  • CD: Architects never retire right…?