Nicole Dosso AIA, LEED, BD + C is a director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York office (SOM); she joined the firm in 1998. Nicole Dosso is a recognized expert in the technical challenges and solutions associated with the design of tall buildings in complex urban contexts. She has extensive project experience that includes work on SOM’s key projects at the World Trade Center site: 7 World Trade Center and One World Trade center.
Dosso’s other high-rise work in New York includes the Baccarat Hotel and Residences developed by Starwood Capital Group; 250 West 55th Street commercial office building for Boston Properties; 383 Madison Avenue, former Bear Stearns headquarters; and the exterior renovation of 2 Broadway, a 1.2 million sf office tower in the financial district which houses the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
Nicole Disso is currently involved in the Manhattan West Platform, a 2.6 acre, post tension precast platform over the railroad tracks located between 31st and 33rd Street, Dyer Avenue and 9th Avenue for Brookfield Office Properties. She is also involved in the master plan development for this site which is planned to develop 19.0 FAR and 4.7 billion sf of property proposed for office, residential, hotel and retail use. A landscaped plaza is planned to connect the proposed buildings.
Other current projects include, a 1.0 million sf, 70 story mixed use building consisting of retail, health club, office, hotel and residential for the Related Company at the Hudson Yards site in New York. She is also involved in a 2.1 million sf, Four Seasons brand mixed use building in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia and a variety of other commercial, residential and hospitality projects throughout the Middle East.
Over the years Dosso has received many commendations: “The Tallest Tower in the U.S. is Being Built by a Woman,” Fast Company (September 2014); Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities award at Boston Architectural College (April 2014); “A Tall Order” Architect magazine citation on emerging woman architects (January 2014); Featured key speaker at Design Future Council, Leadership Summit Sustainable Design “One World Trade Center: Innovation” (October 2013); Featured in Gotham magazine article, “Top of the World” (July 2013); AIA Presidential Citation for contributions at the World Trade Center site (May 2012); Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 award for Class of 2012 (April 2012); Crain’s New York Business 40 Under Forty award for Class of 2012 (March 2012); September 2011 Featured in Fox News segment titled, “Rise of Freedom: World Trade Center Architect Nicole Dosso Helps Rebuild NYC’s Skyline” (September 2011); Credited in Architectural Record article titled, “A controversial tower rises at ground zero” (September 2011); Honored by Professional Women in Construction for contributions on rebuilding the World Trade Center site (March 2006).