People Nikolas Dando-Haenisch

Principal

Since joining Grimshaw in 2003, Nikolas has played an instrumental role in the practice's large-scale North American urban core and transportation projects, including Fulton Center →, Via Verde →, and NYU’s 2031 Strategic Master Plan. He has taken a leadership role particularly on Grimshaw's California-based transit work, leading such projects as the LAX Airport Metro Connector and the Los Angeles Union Station Master Plan →.

Prior, Nikolas led teams for the Pier 70 Redevelopment Master Plan in San Francisco and the reconstruction of Fordham Plaza in the Bronx, New York City. Nikolas has extensive experience not only in designing transformational civic spaces, but also in managing them to realization through collaboration with city agencies, community groups, and stakeholders.