WELL AP and Faculty
International WELL Building Institute's 2022 Educator of the Year
Prior to launching Sustainable Strategies, Nicole practiced insurance and construction law in the Seattle area for more than ten years. Her work focuses on creating collaborative spaces and uniting diverse groups to mitigate climate change through the built environment. Nicole’s work also extends to broader sustainability principles, including the intersection of the built environment with human health and wellness.
Nicole is an Affiliate Instructor at the University of Washington, Department of Real Estate Studies, where she teaches the course she developed, Risk and Reward in Sustainable Development. She also developed and taught the course Policy and Planning, at Boston Architectural College. Among other published work, Nicole authored a chapter of the award-winning book Health and Well-Being for Interior Architecture (IDEC 2018 Book Award), published by Routledge.
Nicole is a WELL AP and Faculty and has served on two advisories: Task force on COVID-19 and Other Respiratory Infections and Health Equity advisory. In fact, she was an early adopted of WELL and one of the first 2,000 WELL APs!