Nicole has a strong passion for environmental protection and technical problem-solving. As Nitsch’s Sustainability and Innovation Practice Lead, she helps bridge sustainable and resilient design knowledge and expertise across all of our departments and offices. Nicole is a senior leader on Nitsch’s Resilience Planning and Design team, and leads our internal research initiative with the goal of developing a deeper understanding of the issues and challenges that will impact our clients and communities, and to research ways we can help solve these issues using new techniques and technologies.
Nicole specializes in working collaboratively with multi-disciplinary design teams to integrate stormwater design solutions into the landscape. Some of her key projects have included innovative stormwater master planning services at the University of Virginia, the Harvard Business School, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), and Princeton University. Her experience also includes urban green infrastructure design and planning projects such as 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.
“I love working with multi-disciplinary design teams to develop creative and integrated solutions to complex projects. My focus in stormwater and green infrastructure allows me to work with landscape architects, architects, and many other design professionals to design nature-based solutions into the built environment.”
Outside of Nitsch
Nicole spends as much time as she can outdoors. From lounging at the beach during the summer, to hiking during the fall and spring, to skiing or snowshoeing during the winter, she loves to stay active and take advantage of the New England weather all year round. Nicole can also usually be found cheering for her sons on the football and lacrosse fields and basketball courts!
- B.S., Civil Engineering, Northeastern University
- Boston Chamber of Commerce, Future Leaders Program
- Society of College and University Planners (SCUP): Member
- American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA): Affiliate Member
- Town of Bridgewater Open Space Committee: Member
- Town of Bridgewater Tree Committee: Member
- Town of Bridgewater Comprehensive Master Plan: Advisory Committee, Member
- Top 20 New Faces of Engineering from American Society of Civil Engineers (2003)