Nicholas Cates



Nick has a passion for iconic buildings that create an exceptional atmosphere and contribute to the unique feel and flavor of a city. His work on Cincinnati Union Terminal’s restoration has established GBBN as a trusted partner in the revitalization of one of the country’s most beautifully designed landmark buildings. When he’s not keeping history alive architecturally, he’s doing it musically, kicking back with his turntable and a collection of vinyl records that spans musical eras and genres—from Sinatra and Coltrane to Led Zeppelin and The National.

Professional Highlights

Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, C-Change, Class 11

Presenter, “Cincinnati Union Terminal: Applying Modern Technology to Transform and Art Deco Masterpiece”Heritage Ohio Conference

Presenter, “Under the Dome: Applying Modern Technology to Transform Union Terminal”Insights Lecture for the Cincinnati Museum Center

Panelist, Architect, Builder, Preservationist, President, University of Cincinnati School of Architecture and Interior Design

News & Insights

"A VERY rare live performance. The little-known Delta Blues tune “Architect’s Crooked T-Square Blues” actually sounded pretty good (with a little help from my friends)." - Nick Cates