5:00pm EST March 3, 2015

Nicole Dosso

“Innovation of the World Trade Center”

A Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York office (SOM), Nicole Dosso joined the firm in 1998. Nicole 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.

Nicole’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 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 Ms. Dosso has received many commendations.  In September 2014 Nicole was featured in Fast Company in an article titled, “The Tallest Tower In The U.S. Is Being Built By A Woman”; April 2014 Nicole was the recipient of the Cascieri Lectureship in the Humanities award at Boston Architectural College; January 2014 she was credited in Architect magazine article titled, “A Tall Order” citing emerging woman architects; October 2013 featured key speaker at Design Future Council, Leadership Summit Sustainable Design “One World Trade Center:  Innovation”; July 2013 featured in Gotham magazine article titled, “Top of the World”; May 2012 recipient of AIA Presidential Citation for contributions at the World Trade Center site; April 2012 recipient of Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 award for Class of 2012; March 2012 recipient of Crain’s New York Business 40 Under Forty award for Class of 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”; March 2006 honored by Professional Women in Construction for contributions on rebuilding the World Trade Center site.

Ms. Dosso is a member of AIA and a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in BD + C.  She received her B.Arch degree from Syracuse University School of Architecture.