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Assistant Professor of Architectural Design
Year Started at JMU: 2020
brinenng@jmu.edu
Contact Info

Nick is a registered architect in New York and Virginia and is a founding partner of Studio Figure LLC, where he oversees various project typologies across multiple scales. In conjunction with co-directing projects at Studio Figure, Nick has taught architecture and design at the Rhode Island School of Design, University of Virginia, Pratt Institute, and Parsons School of Design in New York where he spent 13 years teaching and developing the curriculum.

While at Parsons, Nick wrote and shaped drawing courses and numerous design studios and established the Parsons Street Seats design-build program with a research grant awarded by the Tishman Environment and Design Center. In addition, he led the Parsons Design Workshop, an M.Arch graduate design-build studio that designs and fully constructs community-based projects on a pro bono basis.

Nick's research and teaching at JMU focuses on empathic programming, ethnographic research methods and creative collaboration as primary design guides.

 

 

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