Nick Jenisch is a design associate and project director for the Tulane Regional Urban Design Center, and has been engaged in public sector urban design for several years. His recent work encompasses local community planning, international regional planning, and urban design. Disaster recovery work includes a post-Katrina plan for St. Bernard Parish, Louisiana, focusing on specific projects to be made available for immediate federal funding, and recipient of an AIA New Orleans Honor Award. International projects include work throughout China, ranging from the first national-level scenic highway and lakefront development in Changxing to regional strategic plans developed for cities such as Nantong and Zhenjiang. He has completed historic preservation efforts in Beijing and the former capital Nanjing, and most recently created new town master plans for the cities of Longpao and Jintang, both satellites to major urban centers.
Nick sat on the architectural design review board in Slidell, LA, and has organized and hosted three sessions of the Mayors’ Institute on City Design, a forum of the National Endowment for the Arts. As grant writer for the TRUDC, he has helped Tulane and client cities secure funding for more than 10 community-based design projects, and has gained Preserve America designations for the cities of Slidell & Mandeville, LA, and Natchez, MS, allowing them to preserve and market their historic architectural amenities.