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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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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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