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Schmidt Associates Welcomes Nick Holmes as Client Liaison

Nick Holmes
Nick Holmes
INDIANAPOLIS – Schmidt Associates, a leading Midwest architectural and engineering firm, announced the appointment of Nick Holmes as client liaison. With a background in art and architecture, Holmes is a graduate of Centre College and the University of Oregon. Through his work in Louisville, KY, he served as the lead designer for the new entry to the Frazier History Museum. This project seamlessly integrates into the Louisville Historic District’s fabric, highlighting his ability to address complex design challenges with elegant solutions and an eye on accessibility. As a client liaison, Holmes is set to enhance the firm’s outreach and project development across the Midwest, focusing on K-12 and higher education facilities.

“I am thrilled to be part of the Schmidt Associates Business Development team,” Holmes said. “I started my career teaching environmental education through Bluegrass Greensource, which inspired me to attend architecture school, Years later, I am still energized by the talent and creativity of people and the ambition of clients who want to develop meaningful spaces. I hope to serve as a connector of these groups to facilitate educational projects that enhance local communities.”

Sarah Hempstead, CEO and principal of Schmidt Associates, expressed her enthusiasm about Holmes joining the team and shared how his appointment will be an asset to the firm’s clients.

“With diverse experiences, Nick brings a unique perspective to the Louisville office that is rare in our field,” Hempstead said. “His ability to lead projects that exceed clients’ expectations makes him a perfect fit for our team. I could not be more excited for our K-12 and Higher Education clients to benefit from his innovative approach and commitment to creating spaces that enrich lives.”

In addition to his professional achievements, Holmes is the vice president of the Board of Directors for Down Syndrome of Louisville, a position he is enthusiastic about as the father of a child with Down syndrome. For the organization, he has championed long-term planning and facilities work and currently chairs the education and advocacy committee where he is focused on educating down syndrome members and the greater community. He also helps to promote the Kindness Warrior Training program that emphasizes mutual respect, empathy, and kindness with a goal of fostering a more inclusive mindset.

Holmes’s addition to Schmidt Associates illustrates the firm’s ongoing commitment to excellence and innovation in design. His expertise and leadership will play a pivotal role in furthering the firm’s mission to create spaces that reflect the aspirations and needs of the communities they serve. In the coming months, Holmes will be attending the Kentucky School Boards Association Summer Leadership Institute, the Kentucky Association of School Administrators 2024 Annual Leadership Institute, and the Kentucky Association School Superintendents Summer Superintendents Summit. He also regularly attends Educational Cooperative board meetings in the Commonwealth.

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