Nicholas Stanos established Nicholas Stanos Architect, PLLC in 2015. The firm's current projects include apartment and townhouse renovations in New York and Washington, DC; and homes in New York, Virginia and Delaware. Based in Manhattan with a satellite office in Osterville, MA, the firm provides architectural design and land planning services to clients on projects of a high level of quality and customization. The firm's design process is characterized by a focus on hand drawn renderings and animations throughout the design process.
Prior to starting his own firm, Nicholas was a Senior Associate at Cicognani Kalla Architect in New York City, where he worked for 17 years. His project experience includes private residential townhouses and apartments in New York, Chicago; and houses and estate master planning on Long Island and in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. He was the Project Architect of the renovation of a notable historic townhouse for which the Firm received a 2004 Design Award from the Friends of the Upper East Side Historic Districts.
Nicholas previously worked for Cooper Robertson and Partners and Kohn Pederson Fox Associates in New York and for design firms in Cincinnati, Chicago and Washington D.C. From 1995 through 1998, Nicholas served as Executive Director of the Mayors' Institute on City Design¬- a joint program of the National Endowment for the Arts and Harvard University's Graduate School of Design (GSD) that is dedicated to improving the design of American cities through symposia and special programs for US mayors.
Nicholas received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1992 from the University of Cincinnati and a Master of Architecture in Urban Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University in 1996. Nicholas has taught architecture and urban design at the Boston Architectural Center and at Harvard GSD's Career Discovery Program. He also teaches drawing each year at the Ecoles D'Art Americaines de Fontainebleau, France and serves on the Fontainebleau Associations' Board as the Vice President of the Fine Arts Program.
Nicholas has pursued his life-long interest in hand drawing through regular drawing excursions in France, England and around the US; and in more formal settings at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, The Arts Students League in NY, and through private commissions. His illustrations have appeared regularly In This Old House Magazine, and he provides interior renderings for interior design firms including Brian J. McCarthy, SR Gambrel, MAC II and Rinfret Ltd.