Nicholas McWhirter is a 2003 graduate of Texas A&M University, and holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design with a minor in Art & Architectural History. He also earned a Master of Architecture degree from The University of Texas at Arlington, and graduated in 2005.
A licensed architect in the state of Texas, Nick specializes in design, visualization, and photography. He joined SHM in 2015 after 10 years of experience as a design and visualization leader at a large commercial firm.
McWhirter has been honored to receive the Alan Stacell Award for Design Excellence, and the People’s Choice Award for his painted work in the MSC ArtFest Show; both at Texas A&M. He has been awarded twice by AIA Dallas; a Merit Award for his team’s proposal of the “Dallas Center for Architecture Design Competition” in 2008, and a First Place Award for his team’s entry in “A Temporary Façade: Veiling the Statler Hilton” competition in 2009. He also led a team that received the Grand Prize in the 2012 "Dallas Complete Streets Visual Essay Contest."
Nick is interested in early classical music, contemporary art, and bánh mì sandwiches. He's a Dallas native, a fifth-generation Texan, and lives in Lake Highlands with his wife and two sons.