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AIA AUSTIN DESIGN AWARDS 2024: DESIGN AWARD OF EXCELLENCE FOR HYATT CENTRIC AUSTIN

Our hospitality project The Hyatt Centric has won a 2024 AIA Austin Design Award of Excellence! We thank Annie Chu, Casey Huang, and Jule Tsai for honoring us this award.⁠ “The Hyatt Centric in Austin, is a preservation project with a progressive urbanist heart.”⁠— Texas Architect We thank our community, team, and everyone involved in […]

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90 SECONDS WITH Jonathan West and Dan Morrison – Congrats to our New Associates!

We are excited to announce and celebrate the promotion of two of our esteemed team members. Jonathan West (Austin studio) and Dan Morrison (Scottsdale studio) will join the leadership team as Associates.

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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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905: History, Recognition and Renovation.

905 Congress has been adapted to many uses over the last century. A shoe store, an ice cream parlor, and the editorial offices of the Austin Daily Statesman newspaper are just some of the businesses formerly operating out of this historic building.

Click the image above to learn more!

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Topped-Out Party at The Hyatt Centric

On a 99-degree Austin afternoon, 227 people gathered to celebrate the topping out of the new 31-story Hyatt Centric hotel at 8th and Congress. With catering provided by Salt Lick and donations of over 6K in gift cards, requisite tree and group-signed steel beam, the collective of companies involved in design, development, and construction marked […]

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Spring Construction Updates

2021 is shaping up to be a busy year for the Nelsen team. Click the post above to check out our Spring construction updates.

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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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Stories that lift our communities.

Throughout our firm’s 30-year history, we have been committed to giving back to those in need in our communities. In these especially difficult times, we are strengthening this commitment to supporting others, as well as reflecting on past and current projects that exemplify this core value.

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