Nick is currently an Associate Principal with the Lakota Group, a planning, landscape architecture and urban design firm based in Chicago, Illinois. Nick's work at Lakota focuses on community comprehensive planning, historic preservation planning, design guidelines, Main Street consultations, as well as downtown and corridor plans. He has recently completed historic preservation plans for Maui County, Hawaii; Albany, New York; and, Denton, Texas. Nick has also completed preservation planning assignments in Texas, New York, and Maryland.
In 2017, Nick led a consultant team for the Yorkville Comprehensive Plan Update, which was awarded a Daniel Burnham Award for Outstanding Comprehensive Plan by the Illinois Chapter of the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association. Prior to joining Lakota, Nick worked for the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation from 1998 to 2008, where he delivered planning services to Main Street communities in Illinois, Michigan, South Carolina, and Missouri.
A Chicago native, Nick holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Elmhurst College (Ill.) and a master’s degree in urban and regional planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners. Nick also serves as an adjunct lecturer in community planning both at the University of Illinois at Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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