FROM ARCHITECTS

TO INVESTIGATORS

OUR TEAM

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NEXUS is a growing team of hands-on thought leaders changing the building science landscape. Our Principals and Project Managers are licensed architects with over 100  years of combined specialty experience.

 

After seeing failures between plans and construction delivery, NEXUS was compelled to evolve from asking the questions to uncovering the crux and delivering the solution for advanced building envelope design

Todd wolf

MANAGING PRINCIPAL

Todd has managed the design and renovation of municipal, commercial, retail, and healthcare facilities for over 16 years. He is experienced in condition assessments, roof evaluations, roof replacement design, materials installation, and air barrier systems testing. He oversees field testing, building envelope investigations, and facilitates communication between clients, contractors/manufacturers/consultants to define sustainable and cost effective solutions.

CxA+BE, BECxP, ITC-2

  • Todd Wolf on LinkedIn
dani ittner

PRINCIPAL

Dani has over 10 years of experience as an architect, with the last five years focused on building envelope design.  She is a technical thinker, providing envelope design consulting, energy code analysis, and Independent Technical Reviews for Architects, Owners, and Contractors.  She oversees all aspects of design work produced by NEXUS, including detailing, thermal and hygrothermal modeling, specifications, and permitting.

NCARB

  • Dani Ittner on LinkedIn
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michael drexler

BUILDING ENCLOSURE SPECIALIST

Michael’s technical expertise has been shaped by his ground-up building envelope background and natural ability to grasp concepts quickly. He has 9 years of experience in the building science industry, including extensive training in building forensic investigations. Michael's unique perspective comes from being a building envelope consultant, contractor and roofing manufacturer technical representative.

CEI, ITC-2, sUAS PILOT

  • Michael Drexler on LinkedIn
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JONATHAN ROWAN

BUILDING ENCLOSURE TECHNICIAN

Jonathan is a jack-of-all trades technical expert responsible for managing the technical capabilities of NEXUS, including performing field testing and forensic investigations (both non-invasive and invasive). As an FAA-certified sUAS (drone) pilot, Jonathan is able to perform roof investigations and condition assessments of dangerous conditions without needing to be on the facility. 

CBST-2, sUAS PILOT

  • Jonathon Rowan on LinkedIn
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SAMETH FRIDGE

BUILDING ENCLOSURE DESIGNER

Sameth brings more than 15 years of experience providing architectural drafting and design services to her position as building envelope designer.  She has specific experience in multiple markets, including large scale retail, education and mixed-use developments.  One of Sameth’s greatest assets is her ability to quickly adapt to each project’s requirements. 

  • Sameth Fridge on LinkedIn
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KEN ROWAN

SENIOR ADVISOR

Ken has extensive experience as both an architect and a building envelope specialist. He is a skilled forensic investigator, with expertise performing building condition assessments, invasive and non-invasive evaluations of building envelope systems and building structures, building testing, and building code/life safety. He is a contributing author to the US Army Corps of Engineers Air Leakage Test Protocol for Building Envelopes, prepared in conjunction with the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA).  

NCARB, RA, CBST-2

  • Ken Rowan on LinkedIn
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Mary Bruenn

ADMIN AND MARKETING COORDINATOR

Mary specializes in getting things done, specifically in terms of marketing and administrative functions. Mary’s primary focus is assisting and organizing the team so they can focus on their work and meeting client needs. Outside the office she enjoys hikes with her dog, binge-watching sci-fi shows, game nights with friends, and staying busy.

  • Mary Bruenn on LinkedIn
 

NEXUS Credentials & certifications

With FAA-certified drone pilots on staff, as well as Level II Infrared (IR) Thermographers, NEXUS offers their clients an industry-leading level of expertise. Below is a list of certifications and credentials held by NEXUS personnel: 

  • Architects licensed in: Washington, Oregon, Louisiana, Maryland, North Carolina, and Utah

  • Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Providers (BECxP)

  • Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure (CxA+BE)

  • OSPI Level 2 Building Condition Assessment Certified

  • Aerial Boom Lift & Scissor Lift Operator Certification

  • ITC Level I Thermographer (Infrared Training Center)

  • ITC Level II Thermographer (Infrared Training Center)

  • FAA Certified sUAS Pilot

  • Certified EIFS Inspector (CEI)