Colleen Nichols

Structural Engineer
BSc (Civil Eng)
Hailing from Portland, Oregon, Colleen has recently joined the Prendos team as a structural engineer and brings with her 20 years of experience on a large variety of projects.

Colleen has always had a love of architecture, but decided to follow her natural aptitude for physics and problem solving and pursue a career in structural engineering. She is passionate about finding simple solutions for complicated projects, and loves working closely with architects to ensure well-coordinated buildings and ease construction issues.

In the USA, Colleen worked on projects ranging from small residential to large heavy industrial. In Oregon she acted as structural engineer on a new three-storey mixed-use building, and in North Carolina on a 9300sqm single-storey candy factory, consisting of concrete tilt-up walls, steel framed roofing and an exterior tank farm. Her experience of design through to construction enables her to change design direction or address modifications during construction where required.

Colleen’s easy-going attitude compliments her dedication to see a project through to successful completion. She enjoys working with others and is known for her ability to keep a calm head and come up with solutions in a timely manner.

At Prendos, Colleen hopes to learn more about New Zealand building code practices and apply them to designing structures and coordinating with other design professionals.


2000   Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering





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