Meet Nick Nepveux, born in Oklahoma City, raised in McAlester and Edmond, OK but claims Stillwater as a hometown because that’s where he discovered his passion for architecture and met his wife Leslie. They were married in E. Faye Jone’s Thorncrown Chapel right after graduating from architecture school at Oklahoma State and moved to Phoenix a month later.
Nick’s graduate school led them to Lawrence, Kansas where Nick pursued a passion for teaching design while studying for a Masters. A unique career opportunity for Leslie brought them to Dallas eight years ago where the Nepveuxs call home today.
Nick and Leslie live in a 98-year-old house in Junius Heights, East Dallas. Junius Heights sits in the middle of a triangle formed by Deep Ellum, Lower Greenville, and Lakewood.
Nick and Leslie have a six-year old son Harrison, and a four-year old daughter Winona. Harrison loves baseball, Star Wars, and Legos. He’s a lefty that’s learning to read, write, and he loves math and drawing. Winona is a free spirit who lives life turned up to 11. She loves anything pink, purple or sparkly, animals, baby dolls, and singing at the top of her lungs.
During Nick’s time at Glenn|Partners, Nick has set design standards and established a design process that all our projects strive to achieve. Nick’s project responsibilities include master planning and design for Cristo Rey Dallas’ (CRD) Student Innovation Center, Dallas ISD’s Hawthorne Elementary School, St. Mary of Carmel Catholic School, Holy Family Catholic Academy, University of Dallas, and Dallas College’s Brookhaven Early College Center. Nick also managed design, CDs, and CA for CRD, Hawthorne, and Glenn Partners’ new office.
To learn even more about Nick, check out the following fun facts!
Chicken and Dumplings or Fried Chicken
Field of Dreams
Most Exotic Place Visited
Baseball | Teaching Architectural Design
What Inspires You
The way my kids experience the world around them.
My KU design students once all wore felt goatees and drivers caps to the last day of studio so that everyone looked just like me.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
After reading a book about Buckminster Fuller and sketching buildings instead of listening in government class my senior year of high school.
Favorite Quote or Saying
"Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself." - John Dewey