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Professor in the Practice


Nicola Springer, AIA, LEED AP, is an executive vice president and the director of pK-12 projects at Kirksey Architecture. With over twenty-two years of educational design experience, Springer believes that architecture and the process of design should inspire creativity, engage all users, and promote a sustainable, healthy, and happy existence.

Springer has been a recipient of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Houston Ben Brewer Young Architect Award and the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40. Her educational work has also received many accolades including multiple AIA Houston Design Awards, the prestigious Texas Association of School Administrators’ Caudill Award for Texas School Architecture, and the Preservation Houston Good Brick Award for Milby High School.

A resident of Houston since graduate school at Rice University, Springer has been an active participant in the design community and has been on the board of directors for AIA Houston, Rice Design Alliance, and other architectural, art, and community organizations.


Faculty Work


  • M.Arch. Rice University
  • B.A. Princeton University

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