Instructor of Architectural Design
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Julie Nelson is a Partner and lead architect at BKSK. In her 26 years with the firm, Julie has been responsible for the design and construction of some of their most architecturally ambitious and complex institutional and commercial projects, including the V+A Building at the Queens Botanical Garden, the Center for Fiction and 11 Beach Street. In addition to directing projects, Julie oversees the firm’s work in sustainable design, firm planning and management. Prior to BKSK, she worked in the offices of Robert AM Stern, SmithGroup and Barnes Vanze. She has taught design and sustainability at City College in New York and served on numerous design juries around the country.

A native of Virginia, Julie holds both Bachelor of Science and Master’s degrees in Architecture from the University of Virginia. Since moving to NYC she has become an avid gardener, creating an overgrown cottage garden on the roof of her apartment.  She also shares a home with her husband James near St Andrews, Scotland.



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