Nicole Hollant-Denis – AIA|NOMA

Nicole Hollant-Denis, President of Aaris Design Studios, PLLC, is an award winning designer practicing as a licensed architect in New York City. In her 20 + years of practice, Ms. Hollant-Denis has orchestrated the completion of a variety of developments and building types. She has received recognition for museum design, and educational projects.

Noteworthy designs include Met Life 5 Avenue and 16 Street offices in, NY, Beautification of the Van Wyck Expressway, and the African Burial Ground National Monument, NY, NY. Columbia Business School (CBS) at Columbia University. The CBS was designed in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro, (DSRNY), Design Architects and FxCollaboratives, Architect of Record.

As a strong proponent of property ownership and development, Ms. Hollant-Denis has earned a Master’s Degree in Design Studies, concentration in Urban Planning Real Estate Financing, from Harvard University.

National Parks Service
African Burial Ground National Monument, New York, NY Design and construction management for the commemoration of the African American Ancestors that were laid to rest at this burial ground site, lower Manhattan; Design/Build contract with HRH
Columbia Business School (CBS)
450,000 SF of new construction of two new buildings for CBS and part of the Manhattanville expansion. The design and development of the three significant gathering spaces in both buildings in collaboration with Diller Scofidio + Renfro
(DSRNY) and FxCollaboratives, Architect of Record.

Ms. Hollant-Denis was also a finalist in a housing competition after the 1/11/10 earthquake in Haiti. Her designed was a finalist and was noted for its simple and elegant form. The Haiti House for Life, affectionately called the “S”Wall is being built in Port-au-Prince as a client’s home.

Other notable projects include, Port Authority of NY and NJ, Airtrain LIRR Jamaica Station: Jamaica NY Partial conservation and preservation of existing Long Island Rail Road Building to accommodate the installation of a new canopy at Air Train connection to airports. Another related project included 6 Miles of roadway and bridge beautification including street signs, street lights, banners, hard-scape, and custom panel fencing between the new Jamaica Air Train Terminal and Belt Parkway Interchange at John F. Kennedy International Airport.
Residential, Columbia University, New York, NY.