Nicole Warns, PLA assumes role of Firmwide Director of Design at TBG Partners. Warns will help elevate TBG’s design thinking in a way that builds collaboration with creativity as core to its culture. She will lead the Austin Office as Principal bringing almost 20 years’ experience including prominent global design projects.
A Principal in TBG’s Austin office, Nicole serves as Director of Design and brings nearly 20 years’ professional experience that includes prominent design endeavors throughout the United States and abroad. She excels at initiating project development, generating big-picture ideas and has a diverse design perspective gained from her experience working throughout Texas, South Florida, the Caribbean, South and Central America and China. Nicole embraces new challenges and design opportunities — including an affinity for tactical urbanism — and she has a unique ability to develop a project’s vision and articulate it through thematic design solutions.
Nicole grew up in tiny Loyal, Oklahoma, approximately 60 miles northwest of Oklahoma City, and she’s flown over the North Pole several times. With its history, ceremonial character and warm people, Kyoto, Japan is the favorite place she’s visited, and Nicole can recite the alphabet backward as well as all 50 states in alphabetical order.