Nicole Holmes has a primary focus on stormwater planning, green infrastructure, sustainable site design, and rainwater harvesting projects. Nicole specializes in working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary design teams to integrate stormwater design solutions into the landscape.
Nicole’s key projects have included innovative stormwater master planning services at the University of Virginia, the Harvard Business School, and most recently the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Nicole has been working as a stormwater planning consultant for Princeton University for over a decade, contributing to two significant campus planning efforts and several major implementation projects. Her experience also includes urban green infrastructure design and planning projects including the Kennedy Street Green Infrastructure project in Washington DC, and a variety of green infrastructure streetscape projects in Boston through an on-call contract with Boston Water and Sewer Commission.
Nicole has a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Northeastern University and completed the Boston Chamber of Commerce Future Leaders Program in 2008. She is a registered professional engineer in Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Virginia, and Washington DC; she is also a LEED Accredited Professional in Building Design + Construction. Nicole is a frequent writer and speaker at professional society and industry events on stormwater master planning and implementation, green infrastructure design, and rainwater harvesting. Nicole is a member of the Open Space Committee in her hometown of Bridgewater, MA. Nicole is also one of the creators of Nitsch Engineering’s proprietary RainUSE® Software program, a rainfall reuse simulation program that simulates scenarios to optimize rainfall capture and reuse systems.