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Nicole Dress, AIA LEED AP, WELL AP

Senior Associate


Nicole brings over 25 years of experience on wide variety of projects from management of the design process through completion of construction.  She has completed projects in a wide variety of project types, sizes and delivery methods.  She is a LEED AP and is registered in four states (PA, NJ, NY, NV).  She has spent her career honing her project and resource management skills and looks forward to sharing that knowledge with JKRP.  She is an active participant in numerous professional organizations, giving presentations and writing articles for trade journals.  She is enjoys helping other architects further their careers through mentoring through her involvement with CREW, the Alpha Rho Chi Foundation and the AIA Women in Architecture Committee.


Nicole enjoys reading, traveling, gardening and repairing her old house that she shares with her husband (an architect), two cats and two young sons (that are destined to never become architects).

Word or Phrase?

"Failing to plan is planning to fail" (a version of Ben Franklin’s saying)

One person in history, dead or alive that you would want to sit with on a plane to California?

Probably Abe Lincoln, but my husband would be a close second.

Favorite building of all time?

Pantheon, Rome, Italy

What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve ever done?

HAVING KIDS. Before kids, going on a motorcycle trip through the northern end of Skyline Drive in the beautiful Shenandoah National Park.