Paige Nelsen

Architectural Intern
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Paige Nelsen

Architectural Intern

Paige joined BVH in May 2017. She is a graduate student at the University of Nebraska- Lincoln’s College of Architecture. Paige earned a Bachelor of Science in Design- Interior Design, from the University of Nebraska in May, 2016. Paige’s ability to use her undergraduate degree in Interior Design in parallel with her graduate studies in architecture offers a thoughtful design awareness and appreciation.

Growing up on a farm in a small town in Nebraska, Paige was exposed to a wide range of nature and life which provides her designs with empathy and compassion towards the natural environment. She’s fascinated with the threshold between the natural and built environment and what she, as a designer, can do to positively impact the two interactions.

Paige thrives on user experience and desires to communicate ideas about the nature of human activities, interactions and emotions rather than simply housing them.

She finds balance through her friends, family and two dogs. Her brother is an excellent musician and composer, so Paige spends time supporting his talents. She is also a lover of rock n’ roll, Stevie Nicks and Led Zeppelin being her favorites.


What is your favorite place you have visited?
Paris, France

What are you optimistic about?
I am optimistic about my generation of designers and our empathy towards the natural environment. I am also optimistic about the future of parametric design and the positive effects it will have economically and ecologically.

How do you engage your community?
I’ve engaged in my community by volunteering with UNL’s Recycling Club on Husker game days. I also enjoy volunteering with the Muscular Dystrophy Association, helping with events and fundraising.

What is your area of interest or research?
My area of interest is the integration of the natural and built environment, and the idea that you can design a seamless threshold between the two.

What is your inspiration?
My inspiration comes from daily interactions with people, materiality and nature. Each interaction has a unique energy and emotion that fuels my design passion. Stevie Nicks is also a huge inspiration to me.