As Designer, Nilsen currently specializes in the early phases of a project, such as Schematic Design. He handles 3D visualization to streamline the design intent between the firm and its clients. He is also heavily involved in the Design Development phase in many of the firm’s ongoing projects. Eagerness to learn the various roles that working at a small firm can offer is one his largest motivating factors.
Prior to joining Ciardullo Architecture & Engineering, Nilsen worked at Essex Works Ltd., a pre-cast concrete fabricator based in Brooklyn. During his time there as Project Manager, Nilsen worked on preserving and revitalizing various New York CIty historical landmark building facades. Amongst them was the Jarmulowsky Building, recipient of a Lucy G. Moses award in 2020.
While at CIardullo, Nilsen has been a key member in the design development of P.S. 174 in Queens. He developed countless renderings to satisfy the design requirements requested by the NYC School Construction Authority and worked on the building’s Construction Documents by coordinating with his colleagues and various consultants.
Nilsen earned his Bachelor’s of Architecture from Pratt Institute.