Nick Watson

Nick Watson


Forging craft and utility led Nick to his path as an architect. Nick joined the Higher Education studio at VMDO after earning his master's degree in architecture from the University of Virginia. His enthusiasm for design and craftsmanship is rooted in his tenure working as a knife maker with Monolith Knives. There, he served on a skilled team of makers and entrepreneurs to craft one-of-a-kind culinary and field knives. Nick co-designed pieces that garnered diverse awards -- landing in collections ranging from those of juried shows to James Beard Award and Michelin Star chefs around the world.

A double Hoo, Nick received his bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia after double majoring in studio art and environmental science. During his fourth-year, Nick was awarded UVA's Aunspaugh Fellowship, during which he spent an additional post-grad year pursuing his sculpture practice and teaching studio art. He is represented by Les Yeux du Monde Gallery in Charlottesville and Nick's sculpture resides in a variety of public and private collections.

Nick contributes the unique perspective of an artist and maker to contribute to the legacy of outstanding work for which VMDO is known. In addition to design, Nick enjoys cooking a good meal, playing tennis, and traveling with his family.


Master of Architecture, University of Virginia

Bachelor of Arts, Studio Art, University of Virginia

Bachelor of Science, Environmental Science, University of Virginia

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