Nelsen Pet-ners

Just another day at the home paw-ffice. Since our teams have transitioned to working from home, we’re sharing our new coworkers with you – meet the AutoCATS and Bark-itects of Nelsen Partners. The new guys have a great work ethic and are proficient in begging for treats, napping on your desk, and generally looking cute.

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90 SECONDS with Chris and Leo – Welcome!

This spring, we've opened our Austin doors to a couple of talented Texan folks! We are happy to introduce you to Senior Architect and motorcyclist (vroooooom, vroom...) Chris Rice (CR,) along with UToA Longhorn fan and designer (and musician?) Leo Sanchez (LS.) We'd like to shake their hands, but we'll keep some distance and stay safe (so, we send a virtual shake 🤝). To both of you, welcome to Nelsen Partners! We are thrilled to have you around as part of our team; let's plan, draw, design, and make exciting things together! Take 90 seconds to find out which of our new crew members is painting Easter eggs while drinking a glass of wine, and which one is using his camouflage to hide from this pandemic virus.

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Travel Journal – Las Vegas

We spent time in the hipster haven, turned developer heaven, area of downtown Las Vegas visiting antique stores, local breweries, and coffee shops. We tried our luck at Freemont Street on the craps table and lost $100, but won $270 in blackjack after only starting with $50! On the way back, I stopped by the Art Deco Marvel known as the Hoover Dam. The water was awfully low, but the trapezoidal shapes were soaring high!

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90 SECONDS with Evan, Heather, Richard, and Nelson – Welcome!

Allllllllll aboard! We are happy to introduce you to our newest crew members; the Californian-at-heart Evan Ward (EW) joins the Arizona team, along with three Texas crew members; say hello to Texan Admin Controller Heather Lewis (HL), Cali-Hongkonger Architect Richard Gan (RG), and from 30°11′31″N 98°05′07″W (30.191998, -98.085382), designer and maker Nelson Smith (NS). To all four of you; welcome to Nelsen Partners! We are excited to begin a new decade working with you!

Take 90 seconds and find out which of our new crew members has a Duck Tape + cardboard Doctorate, who might be strolling for gold in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics, and last, can you guess who is bringing Doraemon to a deserted island to help build a bug-free oasis?

Click the [+] to find out more about the crew and what they said in their interviews!

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90 SECONDS with Amy, Brittany, Adam, and Heather – Welcome!

We are happy to welcome back one of our longtime Austinite Architects: Amy Coulston (AC,) and from the Arizona office we welcome Brittany Swasey (BS,) Adam Kogan (AK,) and Heather Graham (HG). To all four of you; welcome to Nelsen Partners, we are so happy to have you on our team! Take 90 seconds and find out which of our new crew members is getting ready for Area 51 festivities, who is a retired Curling Pro, who can make their eyebrow dance, and last, who do you think can play a ukulele while devouring some S'mores? Read below for the full interviews!

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90 SECONDS with Aaron, Brandon, Gene, and Josh – Welcome!

We are happy to welcome our newest Arizona folks: Aaron Escamilla (AE), Brandon Powell (BP), Gene Wowk (GW), and Josh Pentland (JP). To all four of you; welcome to Nelsen Partners, we are so happy to have you on our team! Sunlight in Arizona is still powerful anytime of the year! Don't forget to wear sunscreen, it's hot out there in the Sonoran Desert. Read below for more and stay sun safe!

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INSIGHTS – 3rd of July International Potluck

We are back from the holiday weekend and have finally recovered from the International 3rd of July Feast that took place at our Austin studio! We asked our team to bring food that felt like home and we were rewarded with an international smörgåsbord of treats! Chicago Dogs, El Salvadorian Arepitas, Iranian Kebabs, Mexican Street Corn, Vietnamese Shrimp Salad, Chilean Empanadas, English Peach Crumble, Local Bratwurst, Bangkok Cayenne Ice Cream, Phil's specialty shishito peppers, Caramelized Bacon, Chips and Queso, Homemade Salsa, Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, and Cake Balls, juuuuuust to name a few of the tasty headliners. Despite a summer storm and dramatic lightning show, our trusty grill masters kept the party going! Keep scrolling to see a few shots of our fiesta.

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