Nick Deaver, AIA
Nick, a native west Texan, moved to Austin to establish an architectural practice after a long tenure with Centerbrook Architects, the 1998 AIA Firm of the Year, established by Charles W. Moore in Essex, Connecticut.
Nick’s work includes private residences, office buildings, theaters, arts and academic buildings, university housing, research laboratories, medical facilities, and recreational buildings.
Nick has received national and regional awards and recognition for innovative designs, the most prominent being the Killingworth residence which was unanimously voted the national Renaissance ’92 Remodeling Project of the year and was also awarded an American Wood Council Merit Award; the McClintock Laboratory commissioned by Nobel Prize winning scientist, Dr. James Watson, a co-discoverer of the structure of DNA , awarded the AIA New England Design Award; and the winning design for the Connecticut State Parks competition for Excellence in State Parks Architecture.
Nick’s work has been published in numerous books. Two of his homes have been featured in Not So Big Remodeling by Marc Vassallo and Sarah Susanka, 2009, the author of Not So Big House. Other books include: Centerbrook: Reinventing American Architecture by Michael Crosbie, 1993, Centerbrook; Volume Two by Andrea Oppenheimer Dean, 1997, and The Enthusiasms of Centerbrook by John Morris Dixon.
Nick’s commitment to Austin’s historical architecture and neighborhood re-development is demonstrated in his saving and renovation of a vintage 1919 Craftsman Bungalow in the downtown area, the building which now serves as his office and residence. His vision and “hands on” restoration reveals his love of design, his careful attention to detail, and his commitment to community reinvestment. His home now contributes to the West Line National Historic District.
Nick received a Bachelor of Architecture from Texas Tech University. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB).
Jen Kaplan, AIA, LEED AP
Jen, a native Houstonian, joins Nick Deaver’s studio after seven years with Parsons Corporation where she worked as a Project Architect and Project Manager. Her diverse experience includes working on institutional, higher education, religious, and medical office buildings, as well as, hospitals, research laboratories, and commercial spaces.
Jen received a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. She is a member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and is certified by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). She is also a LEED Accredited Professional with the United States Green Building Council.
Jen volunteers in the field of architecture, having worked as a mentor for both elementary and high school students.
Adam received a Master in Architecture from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor as well as a Bachelor of Arts in History and Economics. He is a project manager and 3D modeler
Before joining Nick Deaver Architect, Adam traveled in Europe, North America, and Africa studying architectural form and history. He has also designed and built furniture and art objects.
Adam also volunteers for the AIA Austin Homes Tour as a member of the selection committee.
Jessica received a Bachelor of Science in Communications, Radio-TV-Film from the University of Texas in Austin and has since worked as a writer, producer, and developer of high-end content for marketing, design, and narrative film and video. Her experience includes documentary and architectural photography and technical camera work for commercials and motion pictures.
In addition to working at her father’s practice, Jessica is currently attending The University of Houston’s Graduate Architecture program.