Nick Jenisch is a project manager for the Albert & Tina Small Center for Collaborative Design, and has been engaged in public interest design for more than ten years. With experience in teaching, project management, and planning across continents, he brings a deep understanding of urban scale and the regional context of Small Center’s projects. As a Project Manager, Nick keeps track of project schedules and budgets, and stewards relationships in both the public and private sector. He also conducts research on affordable housing in New Orleans and the impact of policy on urbanization, and is a member of Urban Orders, a transdisciplinary research network based at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Nick sits on the architectural design review board in Jefferson Parish, Louisiana, and has organized and hosted five sessions of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design. As grant writer and project manager, he has helped partner cities and organizations secure funding for more than 25 community-based design projects, and has gained Preserve America designations for the cities of Slidell & Mandeville, LA, and Natchez, MS, allowing them to preserve and market their historic architectural amenities.
Prior work with the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center encompassed local community planning, international regional planning, and urban design. Post-Katrina recovery planning included work for St. Bernard Parish, LA, Moss Point, MS, and other cities across the Gulf South. International projects ranged from the first national-level scenic highway and lakefront development in Changxing to regional strategic plans developed for cities such as Nantong and Zhenjiang. In partnership with the American Planning Association, Nick completed historic preservation efforts in Beijing and Nanjing, in addition to new town master plans for the cities of Longpao and Jintang.