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Cascieri 22: Nicole Dosso

Innovation of the World Trade Center

Cascieri 22: Nicole Dosso

Cascieri 22: Nicole Dosso

© David Sundberg; Photo Courtesy Nicole Dosso

  • 04/09/2014

  • 6 PM 

  • Cascieri Hall
    Boston Architectural College
    Boston, MA 02115


  • Free and open to the public.
  • Lectures

Abstract: Starting from its origin at the 1939 New York World's Fair, the World Trade Center has been rich in innovation. The World Trade Center message is a symbol of world peace through trade; since its genesis, in the 1970's when the Twin Towers dominated the NYC skyline, and today as the NYC skyline remains one of the most recognizable of the world.

Nicole will lead us through the history starting from inception, development of the World Trade Center site, personal experience on September 11th and rebuilding of the two pivotal towers at the World Trade Center; 7 WTC and 1 WTC.

Nicole Dosso, a Director at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, New York office (SOM), joined the firm in 1998. Nicole is a recognized expert in the technical challenges and solutions associated with the design of tall buildings in complex urban contexts. She has extensive project experience that includes work on SOM's key projects at the World Trade Center site: 7 World Trade Center and One World Trade center.

Nicole's other high-rise work in New York includes the Baccarat Hotel and Residences; 250 West 55th Street commercial office building; 383 Madison Avenue, former Bear Stearns headquarters building; and the exterior renovation of 2 Broadway, a 1.2 million sf office tower in the financial district.

Nicole is currently involved in the Manhattan West Platform, a 2.6 acre, post tension precast platform over the railroad tracks located between 31st and 33rd Street, Dyer Avenue and 9th Avenue for Brookfield Office Properties. She is also involved in the master plan development for this site which is planned to develop 19.0 FAR and 4.7 billion sf of property proposed for office, residential, hotel and retail use. A landscaped plaza is planned to connect the proposed buildings.

Over the years Nicole has received many commendations. In January 2014 she was credited in Architect magazine article titled, "A Tall Order" citing emerging woman architects; October 2013 featured key speaker at Design Future Council, Leadership Summit Sustainable Design "One World Trade Center: Innovation"; July 2013 featured in Gotham magazine article titled, "Top of the World"; May 2012 recipient of AIA Presidential Citation for contributions at the World Trade Center site; May 2012 Jury member for Architectural Record "2012 Advertising Excellence Awards - Product in Use"; April 2012 recipient of Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40 award for Class of 2012; March 2012 recipient of Crain's New York Business 40 Under Forty award for Class of 2012; September 2011 featured in Fox News segment titled, "Rise of Freedom: World Trade Center Architect Nicole Dosso Helps Rebuild NYC's Skyline"; September 2011 credited in Architectural Record article titled, "A controversial tower rises at ground zero"; March 2006 honored by Professional Women in Construction for contributions on rebuilding the World Trade Center site.

Nicole is a member of the AIA and a LEED Accredited Professional with specialty in BD + C. She is a graduate of the School of Architecture at Syracuse University.