Nico Kienzl

Director, Atelier Ten

Nico Kienzl

LEED Fellow, DDes, ASHRAE HPDP

As a director of New York office of Atelier Ten, Nico consults on a wide variety of large scale residential, commercial and institutional buildings, as well as on masterplan and renovation work in the United States, South America, Europe, and the Middle East. Nico has particular experience with the application of advanced building analysis including facade optimization, daylight and shading analysis, and optimization of building systems. Recent work includes Columbia University Manhattanville, the first university campus plan to be awarded with LEED ND Platinum certification in the U.S; the first LEED Platinum condominium high rise in New York City, an ‘Energy Plus’ and LEED Platinum university building; and a pair of high-performance commercial towers in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Nico teaches the core building systems class at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation. He is a LEED Fellow, a member of the Board of Directors at the Urban Green Council, and serves as a representative member of the U.S. General Services Administrations (GSA) Green Building Advisory Committee. Nico holds a Dipl. Ing. in Architecture from the Technical University in Munich, an M.S. in Building Technology from MIT and a Doctor of Design from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University.