Did you know Restoration Exchange maintains an online resource directory to help you with your restoration needs? Organized by category, it contains listings for everything from architects to windows. Below, get to know PEN Architect.

Paul Erik Nelson

PEN Architect is an independent architectural design studio founded in 2011 by Paul Erik Nelson, AIA. PEN specializes in custom commercial and residential projects. Professional services include project master planning and design for retail, office, tenant-finish, single-family residential, multi-family residential and interior design.

The firm employs a modern design approach balanced with opportunities to adaptively recycle, sustain and rehabilitate older structures that are meaningful to the built environment. Historic preservation projects account for approximately 15% of its work portfolio.

Nelson, a graduate of Iowa State University, is a true advocate for the adaptive reuse of historic buildings. His work blends historic preservation with an innovative, meaningful and sensible approach to adaptive reuse.

Nelson’s work on the Mastercraft Building was published in the New York Times. The Nebraska AIA has recognized his past work with design awards for the Joy Residence, Salhany Residence and the Whitcomb Conservatory in Crete, Neb.

For more information about PEN, visit penarchitect.com.

While many of the companies and products listed have successful track records with historic renovation projects, their presence in the REO Resource Directory in no way constitutes a recommendation or endorsement by Restoration Exchange Omaha. As you would with any project, we encourage you to check references and conduct a thorough review prior to making a selection. If you’re a business or organization that works in the restoration field and would like to be considered for inclusion in the directory, we encourage you to submit an application.

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