Nick is currently an Associate Principal for historic preservation planning at the Lakota Group, a Chicago-based urban planning and design firm. Since joining the Lakota Group in 2008, Nick has worked with communities in Arkansas, Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, New York, Oregon, and Texas, leading successful preservation planning assignments for both small communities and large cities. Previous to joining the Lakota Group, he worked for the National Trust for Historic Preservation for ten years. In addition to his professional work, Nick is also an adjunct lecturer in the graduate programs in historic preservation and planning at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago, respectively.
Nick holds a Bachelor of History from Elmhurst College and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His is currently a member of the America Institute of Certified Planners.
Born in Chicago and a life-long resident of Oak Park, Illinois, Nick spends his free time riding his Reparto Corse Bianchi road bike, watching Endeavor on PBS, and playing his Great Highland and Uillleann bagpipes.
Views expressed in the Chronicles are entirely the author’s and not the Lakota Group nor the School of Art Institute of Chicago nor the University of Illinois at Chicago.