Nina’s belief that architecture carries a social responsibility has led to her long-standing involvement and leadership in architectural education and a career focused on public work. Nina has led projects from predesign through building design and construction, with a special interest in how projects impact users and communities. She has considerable experience working with large and complex user groups. Nina has received awards for her design work as well as for her dedication to public work and outstanding involvement and leadership in architectural education.
Nina has been teaching design at the University of Minnesota Department of Architecture, where she is an Adjunct Associate Professor, since 1999. She has traveled extensively and practiced architecture in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and across the U.S. With a passion for dance, Nina can also be seen performing at venues across the Twin Cities.