My name is Nick Thorn. I live in Dallas, Texas. I have one younger sister. I have loved cars since I was 3 years old. I have loved buildings since I was 10 years old. I was a staff photographer for my high school newspaper and yearbook. I went to Texas A&M University to study architecture. I am pursuing a life-long dream to become an architect.
I am the son of two engineers. As a child, I aspired to design cars when I grew up. The ever-changing North Dallas neighborhood that I grew up in inspired me to pursue architecture and I have not looked back. Architecture and design are my passion.
While in college, I specialized in healthcare design and research. I realized that the healthcare typology is centered around the human user – patients, staff, families, visitors, and the general public. The importance of creating a pleasant space for all of these stakeholders while meeting the required codes and maintaining function is a never-ending challenge that keeps my career interesting.
After graduating from Texas A&M University in 2010, I moved across the country to Iowa City, Iowa. I lived there for three years and worked as an Intern Architect for Shive-Hattery. In the summer of 2013, I moved back to my hometown of Dallas, Texas. I now work for Perkins+Will as an Intern Architect/Junior Medical Planner. I’m thrilled to work on all phases of a project from initial planning/programming to final construction drawings. I have wonderful coworkers; I enjoy working in the dynamic and creative environment that Perkins+Will cultivates.