studio culture


joshua nimmo | founding principal


Joshua has been driven to create for as long as he can remember.  He leads NIMMO in its journey to design an enduring architecture that invites moments of profound human experience, in contexts ordinary and extraordinary.

Joshua founded NIMMO in 2009.  His goal then and now is to nurture a firm where he authentically can live his values as an architect, with clients and a team who are interested in discovering deeper layers of meaning and problem solving in progressive architecture.  Joshua’s approach to design reflects a sincere appreciation for raw, basic materials and a continuous search for architectural honesty.  Joshua has led NIMMO to eight design awards from the Dallas Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, and he has served as a featured panelist, lecturer, and jurist for architecture and design institutions within Dallas and beyond.

Prior to launching NIMMO, Joshua worked directly under renowned architect Lionel Morrison, FAIA.  He was the senior project architect leading teams for numerous morrisonseifertmurphy projects of significance, including the W Dallas Residences, One Arts Plaza Residences, Northaven Residence, and LEED Gold Certified International Business Park Phase 15.  Joshua is a LEED accredited professional, and NIMMO is dedicated to infusing numerous passive strategies into its projects, including a variety of energy-, water-, and resource-conservation technologies.

Joshua grew up in Oklahoma City and began practicing architecture professionally in 1997, upon his graduation from Oklahoma State University.  He and his family love to travel, fish, and explore.


kristin walsh | vp of architecture


Kristin’s role includes handling coordination of all project efforts - administrative, technical, and production.  Kristin serves as the primary client liaison working with clients to bring projects to completion on schedule and budget.  Prior to joining Nimmo, Kristin specialized in sustainable design at Lake|Flato Architects and HKS Inc and worked as a Project Designer at Laguarda Low Architects.  She grew up on the East Coast where she attended Connecticut College, earning a BA in Architectural Studies.  As an undergraduate, she studied art and architecture around the world and credits her extensive travel experiences with igniting her passion for vernacular design.  That passion drew her to complete her Masters of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin, where she honed her design philosophies to focus on sustainability rooted in site-specific work.  Kristin is a licensed architect, an accredited professional in the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEEDAP) program, an adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, and active in leadership roles with AIA Dallas.  Outside of her architecture practice, Kristin is a dedicated Dragon Boat racer with Dallas United Crew, and in 2018 she was selected to race on the US National Team in the Dragon Boat World Championship – earning two gold metals and one silver.


elizabeth dodson | managing director and vp of interior development


Elizabeth is dedicated to building a flourishing firm while shaping projects that are deeply sensitive to clients and positively contribute to their context.  Having spent the first decade of her career in nonprofit organization strategy and management, Elizabeth has found her calling in helping to create the conditions in which individuals, organizations, and communities can thrive.  Her role at NIMMO has allowed her to live that calling through the lens of her passion for architecture and design.  Elizabeth combines a logical approach to problem solving with keen empathy and a love of the moment in the design process when logic gives way to intuition and creativity emerges.  She lives for architecture and design that elevates the human experience and creates beauty in the everyday.  Originally from rural Pennsylvania (where she spent every Wednesday in summertime flea marketing and antique shopping with her mom and grandparents), Elizabeth is a graduate of Harvard Law School and New York University.  She is the proud mom of two energetic, curious little boys and, in her spare time, fantasizes about taking far-flung family trips…once her kids are past the age of naps.


tom foederer | associate


Tom plays a key supporting role in every phase of the architectural process.  Prior to joining NIMMO, Tom completed his Master of Architecture degree at the University at Buffalo.  During this time, Tom cultivated the conceptual foundation for his personal philosophies towards architecture, urbanism and design while honing his technical skills rooted in his love for drawing.  Before his graduate studies, Tom worked at MPD Architecture in rural Western NY.  It was there that he learned critical lessons on client and builder relationships while seeing firsthand how thoughtful design can transform existing spaces and create compelling new ones.  Through his work, Tom aims to better understand architecture at the most fundamental levels.  This interest is focused on how we experience space, from the way we move through it, to its materiality and texture.  In this way, he approaches his work with the notion that a designer should strive for a careful balance between simplicity and complexity to produce an enduring architecture and one that can elicit a profound sensorial response.  In his spare time Tom loves to hear live music and is a passionate guitar player, while welcoming opportunities to travel and explore new buildings, always keeping his camera close at hand.