Nicholas McDermott is a partner and co-founder at Future Expansion (FE), Office of Architecture and Urbanism, in Brooklyn, NY and serves on the faculty at the Yale School of Architecture. FE has completed projects for cultural institutions, non-profits, private clients, and commercial and multi-family housing developers. The office has won and installed multiple public space projects and participates in on-going collaborations with partner organizations, government agencies, and other offices on urban issues and opportunities for expanding methods of architectural practice. Nicholas received his BA in philosophy with honors from the University of Pennsylvania, and his M.Arch from the Yale University School of Architecture, where he was awarded the James Gamble Rogers Fellowship and the David Taylor Memorial Prize. Nicholas is a registered architect in New York State, is a LEED Accredited Professional, and serves on the Board of Directors at Design Advocates.