Nik brings over 10 years of professional design and planning experience to Houseal Lavigne Associates and as a Principal Associate manages much of the firm’s versatile studio work, as well as hones skill specializations in urban design, landscape architecture, site plan development, streetscape design, and sustainability planning, from the individual lot level up to the regional scale. He provides the connection between the planmaking process and document creation, using a breadth of software tools and drafting techniques.
Nik enjoys the challenge of ensuring that land use recommendations and zoning regulations actually correlate to what gets built, and therefore works to ensure that community goals and urban design expectations are grounded in reality and site-based limitations. He approaches his role as a problem solver, acting to understand how a community’s current challenges can be improved through better design solutions.
Prior to joining Houseal Lavigne Associates, Nik worked for consulting firms specializing in urban design, landscape architecture, streetscape design, zoning, and development planning. Nik has a Bachelor of Science in Landscape Architecture from Purdue University. He is a member of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and some of his past work has been awarded recognition in sustainability and environmental stewardship.