Aaaaand we are back to work (at home)!. Our crew had the most fun during this holiday break. We took over backyards and grilled chicken, franks, and a brisket that's worth drooling over. From Utah to Scottsdale and throughout the Southwest, social distancing couldn't stop us from breath-taking sunsets, family, great tacos, or firecracker ice pops! All in all our folks were pretty festive this 4th of July.Check out how our crew celebrated (and forgot about COVID-19 for a sec).+
To start off this 30-year celebration, we are taking a look back at the very beginning. We hope you enjoy a photographic peak at the early days.+
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.+
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.+
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!+
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?
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The end of the year is pretty much knocking at our door. Before that happens, see below for a curated list of our Thanksgiving-break highlights! From architecture art and design to breath-taking sunsets, family, turkey bowls, and 84 cookies - this crew is getting ready for a big 2020.+
We are happy to introduce you to our newest Austin crew members; all the way from polska ziemia, Anna Niespielak (AN), and from not so far away, former Chicagoan Kevin Jele (KJ). And from our Scottsdale office, we welcome to Architects Dan Watson (DW) and Jerry Park (JP). To all four of you; welcome to Nelsen Partners, we are […]+
Last Friday was the 15th annual International PARKing Day, and our Austin studio had a great time re-envisioning two of the parking spaces in front of our office at 905 Congress. Instead of accommodating only a handful of vehicles for the day, our parklet provided a serene respite for a multitude of pedestrians.+
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!+