BRENDA NELSON, PRINCIPAL
Brenda began her career in San Francisco, where over 10 years she worked with a variety of leading firms ranging in specialization from interiors and furnishings to urban planning. She took sabbatical in Japan, studying design and architecture, before co-founding NV/da, with Tom van den Bout, in 1998. A registered Architect, she is highly regarded by NV/da’s clientele as an effective architectural manager of complex projects, maintaining control of the balance between design quality and intent, project cost, and project schedule.
TOM VAN DEN BOUT, PRINCIPAL
Tom van den Bout is a registered Architect in multiple jurisdictions with over 30 years experience in the Metropolitan Area. His experience in previous firms range from the design of award winning, large scale projects at Kohn Pedersen Fox (the World Bank Headquarters in Washington DC) to numerous residential and institutional projects for smaller, well known design firms (Tod Williams & Billie Tsien Associates, Steven Holl Architects, and Tsao & McKown Architects). Tom is deeply committed to service within his community: he has served as the Chair of Brooklyn Community Board 2’s Landmark Committee, as President of the Brooklyn Heights Association, Chair of it’s Landmark Committee, and as Board Chair of ISSUE Project Room.