Nick Guertin

Nick Guertin, Associate Director of Revitalize Appalachia
Coalfield Development Corporation

Nick is a design practitioner that has worked extensively in community development, housing, and city planning. His work has spanned communities throughout Central Appalachia and the Northeast. With this background, Nick helps support the community based real estate development initiatives for Coalfield Development across southern West Virginia – including two projects of the ACT Now Coalition.
Over his career, Nick has previously worked with architecture firms specializing in the design of affordable housing and community facilities. He has also served in the public sector with a focus on long-term municipal planning and development, as well as community engagement.

Nick’s work with Coalfield was first supported by Enterprise Community Partners through the Rose Fellowship- a nationally recognized program for community design practitioners. In addition to the Fellowship, his work has been recognized by the Boston Mayor’s Office of New Urban Mechanics and the Boston Society of Architects. Nick has served with a diverse range of working groups and advisory bodies – including ones convened by the US Department of Energy, the National Endowment for the Arts, Fahe, the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, and the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection. He holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in architecture from Northeastern University, and is an EcoDistricts Accredited Practitioner.

In his free time, Nick can be found hiking or biking, as well as perfecting homemade pizza recipes.

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