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Nina MacKenzie brings broad experience in managing projects gained through over 20 years in architecture and development services. She focuses on financial fitness, client communication, vendor coordination, and expectations management. Nina has held key roles with a variety of organizations and non-profit entities across all scales of public, university, commercial, lab, and healthcare.

Recently, Nina closed Arch Street, a firm she founded to provide business consulting and software development, advising architectural firms on best practices for professional services. This venture was grounded in her comprehensive project management experience as a senior architect with various architectural firms across the U.S.


Nina has guided substantial projects from initial scope definition and contract negotiation through punch-list and move-in. She oversaw multi-disciplinary teams and contributed to key business development activities. Notably, Nina initiated a firm-wide Project Management Office at one of the Bay Area’s largest architectural firm auditing all projects for contract and schedule compliance, change management and necessary escalations, as well as financial performance.


Bachelor of Arts in Architecture


Department of Architecture



agile execution

ARCHITECTURE License #21365

California Architects’ Board

Master of Architecture




Leadership and Communication

  • Select, onboard, and mentor team members across organizational boundaries

  • Coach teams to come to sound decisions considering both the client’s intent and organization’s values

  • Drive consensus toward timely issue resolution or negotiation agreement

  • Resolve difficult or sensitive situations in a discrete and professional manner

  • Communicate effectively to all audiences, from C-suite to customer or team

  • Adjust all communications for tone and content accordingly, whether written, oral or visual


Project Management

  • Define project vision and scope

  • Establish guidance for proper budget and schedule performance

  • Gather, elicit, and distill customer needs to define functional and non-functional requirements

  • Analyze and compile technical documents, regulations, and codes

  • Produce, coordinate, and review all aspects of design drawings and project specifications

  • Prioritize, organize, and delegate multiple projects/assignments

  • Identify risks early, formulate mitigation strategies, enforce change management process

  • Interact and engage in complex environments with cross-functional and multi-disciplinary teams


Core Skills

  • Organized, detail-oriented, and strategic problem solver

  • Energized by fast-paced environments

  • Responsive to evolving and ambiguous initiatives, remain agile toward delivering a crisp execution

  • Master rapidly new software tools and processes

  • Imaginative thinker formulating creative and innovative approaches

  • Relationship builder influencing with diplomacy

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