Nicole Buchholz

Senior Associate

Nicole joined U3 Advisors in the Fall of 2016, bringing experience in both the public and private sectors. 

Nicole's graduate and professional work in New York City exposed her to the diverse communities within the City, and the importance of the built environment to creating sustainable and equitable neighborhoods. She worked at the NYC Department of Health's GIS Center, providing staff support for the development and implementation of mapping projects, examining the connection between geography and health outcomes. She served as a graphics consultant for the NYC Department of City Planning's Sustainable Communities Bronx Metro North Study, overseeing the final report, which identified TOD opportunities and key recommendations for the adjacent developing neighborhoods.

After relocating to Philadelphia in 2014, Nicole worked as a consultant in Camden, New Jersey at Group Melvin Design. During her tenure, she provided analysis, policy recommendations, and graphic creation in a wide range of planning and design projects throughout South Jersey and Philadelphia. Much of her work focused in activating public spaces in underserved communities through innovative placemaking strategies, including the Pop-Up Pool Project and the Roosevelt Pop-Up Park in Camden. 

Nicole received her Masters in Urban Planning from Columbia University, and a BA from the College of William and Mary in Sociology and Environmental Policy. In between school and work, Nicole has pursued her love of traveling, backpacking through South America, Indonesia, and Central America.