905: Reimagined, reused and re-detailed

Nelsen Partners purchased and moved its Austin headquarters to 905 in 2002 and began officing at the address after making several small interior improvements. About a decade later, another minor interior renovation was completed. But for years after, the firm recognized that a more extensive renovation of the beloved building would be necessary to support the firm’s growth and create a better working environment more suitable to the needs of the architectural practice. By 2019, the building systems and retrofits, having been operational for several decades, began to meet the end of their lifecycle and were falling far behind the industries technological improvements.

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Hyatt Austin – A Studio Site Visit

The Hyatt Centric at Congress Avenue in Austin, TX is located steps from the historic stage of the Paramount Theatre and two blocks south of Nelsen Partners’ headquarters studio. The design and form of this 246-room development was influenced by the site’s numerous constraints, making its 43-foot silhouette truly iconic for the historic downtown corridor. […]

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10 Years of Scottsdale Quarter

“Developments like Scottsdale Quarter are unique and take time. With each new phase, like a new puzzle piece, the picture slowly begins to take shape. Yet, the story is incomplete until the final phase is completed. ” Click below to read more about our design journey at Scottsdale Quarter.

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Texas Architects / Enclaves

ISSUE JULY/AUGUST We want to give a big thanks to Texas Society of Architects for their latest July/August feature that includes “Affordable Island” as part of their Housing Portfolio by Nkiru Gelles, Assoc. AIA which speaks thoroughly about our project, journey, and process with Chalmers Courts. “Things have to adapt and develop,” says Philip Crisara, AIA, of […]

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Happy retirement, Helen!

It is with mixed emotions that we announce and celebrate the retirement of our esteemed colleague, Helen Bowling. After an accomplished 38-year architectural career, we are incredibly happy for Helen, but we will also sincerely miss her. During Helen’s nearly 19 years with Nelsen Partners, she has contributed in significant ways. She has been a […]

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Logos: A 30-year retrospective

Many things have changed in the last 3 decades since Brad Nelsen founded Nelsen Partners. Our world, our technology, our industry, and not to mention we have evolved a great deal during this time. With all of this, it’s not surprising that our logo and brand would evolve with it.

We hope you enjoy this trip down memory lane as we revisit our logos over the last 30 years.

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