Nick Polansky

As an architectural designer, urbanist, and fabricator, Nick joined Feldman Architecture in 2015 with extensive experience in research and project management.  He has designed, permitted, and managed multiple local and nationwide projects, including restaurants, offices, and private residences as well as seminal text books for architecture history.  His experience ranges from the details of material performance and assemblies to the permitting and construction of a variety of building types.

Nick studied building and landscape architecture at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design where he received the award for professional promise, and then spent four years working as a fabricator, designer and project manager for a small design firm in San Francisco. He returned to academia to earn his Master of Architecture degree from the MIT School of Architecture and Planning, where he was honored with the Henry Adams Medal for highest academic achievement in 2014. Nick was an artist in residence at Autodesk’s Pier 9 workshop where he explored the material properties of hardwood with the waterjet in 2015, before joining the team at Feldman.

Both his analysis of complex urban systems, his design and construction of commercial and residential projects, and his intimate relationship to craft and fabrication reflect his core belief that the material decisions of the design process are shaped by human and environmental relationships. Nick approaches each project with a highly collaborative attitude, creating frameworks for clients, consultants, and builders to maximize their expertise resulting in the most refined, honest, elegant, and efficient solutions.

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