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creative:impact - Inside The Mind Of An Ann Arbor Architect

Feb 12, 2019

Kristen Nyht
Credit Kristen Nyht / Quinn Evans Architects

The most ancient form of artistic expression is architecture.  Whether in it's in our own backyard or across the world, architects have created buildings of all shapes and sizes.  In this week's "creative:impact," WEMU's Patrick Campion and Arts Alliance CEO Deb Polich talk to Kristen Nyht, who talks about her work with the Quinn Evans archtectural firm in Ann Arbor and as president of the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects.


Deb Polich, President and CEO of the Arts Alliance

Creative industries in Washtenaw County add hundreds of millions of dollars to the local economy.  In the weeks and months to come, 89.1 WEMU's David Fair and co-host Deb Polich, the President and CEO of The Arts Alliance, explore the myriad of contributors that make up the creative sector in Washtenaw County.

About Kristen Nyht

An accomplished professional with diverse skills, Kristen Nyht enjoys navigating and resolving complex architectural and urban planning challenges.  She brings a clear vision, inventive design concepts, and a deep technical proficiency to each project.  Kristen has designed and managed many high-profile buildings for higher education, commercial, and institutional clients; and has been recognized for creating spaces that successfully balance context and function while meeting strict project parameters.   Kristen’s passion for architecture, which dates to her childhood, extends to her active leadership in the design profession.  She currently serves as President at AIA Michigan, where she has volunteered for the past 7 years.  Her community service and advocacy work has included Michigan’s Legacy Land Conservancy, the City of Ann Arbor Planning Commission, and the West Grand Boulevard Collaborative

About the American Institute of Architects - Michigan (AIA Michigan)

AIA Michigan works to enhance the architect's position as the leader of the building team and designer of the built environment.  AIA Michigan is dedicated to serving our members, related professionals and the general public.

The goal of AIAMI is to assist the organization and uniting of its members to help them continuously improve the profession of architecture.

Resources:

Quinn Evans Architects

Kristen Nyht

American Institute of Architects - Michigan Chapter

The Story of AIA Michigan

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