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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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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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INSIGHTS – Skateboarding, a public reading, and performance art upcoming in “Abraham Cruzvillegas: Hi, how are you, Gonzo?”

Our own Billy Schaefer participated today at the Contemporary Austin Jones Center's weekly activation: Daily Grind! He discussed diverse possibilities of the design environment; especially those in Downtown Austin and showed us some real ollies on the functional sculptures in Abraham Cruzvillegas' exhibition.

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90 SECONDS WITH LINDSAY, MATT AND SANDRA – CONGRATS TO THE NEW ASSOCIATES!

We are excited to announce and celebrate our newest Associates – Lindsay Abati (LA,) Matt Beaton (MB,) and Sandra Saldaña (SS)! Lindsay, Matt, and Sandra will join our firm’s leadership team from the Austin studio. Take a minute to learn which of them doesn't like (spoiler alert!) the Eames Lounge Chair, who's a post-it addict, who's taking the whole studio to Amsterdam for a field trip, and which of them brought in some new fur-chitects into our studio. Find out more below! Warning: Don't read if you haven't had lunch.

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What’s up with Nelsen Partners’ Austin Studio — Summer Projects in the works.

If you live in Austin, you probably know what summertime means; hitting Barton Springs and Deep Eddy as often as you can, Amy’s Ice Cream on the weekends, and ice-cold porch beers with friends. As we try our best to stay cool with all the amazing recreational activities, we are also hard at work getting some exciting projects ready for this fall. Click here to read more about what's in the works!

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90 SECONDS with Jack, Abby, Casey, Laura, and Teo – Welcome!

Welcome, welcome, welcome to our newest Austin crew-members: Abby Black (AB,) and Laura Perez (LP,) and those from our Scottsdale office: Jack Harris (JH,) Casey Steill (CS,) and Teo Paul (TP,). We’re excited for them to join our team! Take 90 seconds and find out which of our new team members is an open sea swimmer, a cake ball expert, an axe thrower (watch out!), a musician, and a martial artist. Also, we hope you are into ice cream architecture, because the five of them designed pretty tasty ice cream cones! Read below for more.

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SITE VISIT — Rollingwood III

Earlier this week we stopped by Rollingwood III for an afternoon site visit. Nelsen Partners designed this 128,500 square foot, five-story office building off of Mopac and Bee Caves Road in Austin. It has an adjacent 4-level parking garage with 486 spaces. Aside from its expansive views, Lesha Blair shared some of the design issues that came up during CA. See a sneak peek of what will be revealed later this fall!

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