Nick Oriss

Student Intern


Nick has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Kent State University and is currently pursuing both a Master of Architecture and a Master of Landscape Architecture at Washington University in St. Louis. Nick was drawn to Paragon because of our focus on collaboration and the investment we put into client relationships and our employees. He has a broad knowledge of varying design fields and believes his well-roundness provides the opportunity for innovative solutions in the field of architecture.

He is Vice President of Academics – Landscape Architecture for the Graduate Architecture Council, a founding member of Polyline Design Collaborative and an active member of Sigma Tau Gamma. Outside of his studies and work, he loves to draw, research and write. Plus, he’s a ride or die Pittsburgh sports fan. Go black and gold!

“We live in a world in which we need to share responsibility. It’s easy to say, ‘It’s not my child, not my community, not my world, not my problem.’ Then there are those who see the need and respond. I consider those people my heroes.” – Fred Rogers (aka Mr. Rogers)


Bachelor of Science in Architecture – Kent State University
Student – Washington University, St. Louis