News from FKP Architects

08/26/2014 | FKP Architects

FKP Architects is pleased to announce the addition of Chief Financial Officer, Elizabeth Nilsen, CPA, CGMA. Nilsen takes the position following the retirement of Nann Pierce, who served as FKP’s CFO for 25 years. Nilsen’s experience spans over 20 years in accounting, financial management and corporate leadership roles.

Most recently, Nilsen was the Chief Financial Officer for West Yost Associates, a water, wastewater and storm water civil engineering firm in Davis, California. Since 2003, she has been responsible for all aspects of corporate financial leadership including financial strategy, executive leadership advising, design and implementation of financial and IT systems, and support management. Additionally, Nilsen’s specific experience in the architecture, engineering and construction industries includes managing talent and other resources for building projects, and working with industry ERP software tools like Deltek Vision. Prior to her CFO role, Nilsen held progressive roles from accountant to controller for private companies, CPA firms, and not-for-profit organizations since beginning her career.

“Elizabeth joins FKP at an important time in our growth, when we are establishing our third office and beginning work in new states. I am confident she will be a major asset in the continuation of our firm’s strong financial status and overall firm growth,” says Diane Osan, Chairman and Chief Visionary Officer for FKP.

Nilsen is a graduate of Texas A&M Corpus Christi, where she earned a BA in Psychology and an MBA in Management and Accounting. Having grown up in Texas, she is pleased to return to her roots. Nilsen enjoys camping and hunting with her family, participating in ranching related clubs and activities, and volunteering in musical theatre and church choirs.

About FKP Architects
FKP Architects delivers more than architecture in the healthcare, research and education market sectors. The firm engages its promise of Transforming business by design® across all core services of architecture, interior design, equipment planning and operational consulting. FKP clients include top-tier pediatric healthcare institutions, community and academic medical campuses, and life science and higher education institutions. Recent or ongoing projects include Texas Children’s Hospital The Woodlands in Houston, TX; Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children Expansion in Wilmington, DE; Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Buerger Center for Advanced Pediatric Care; Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital Expansion in Katy, TX; Harris Health Facility Master Plans for Ben Taub and LBJ Hospitals in Houston, TX; as well as projects in our Science and Education market sector for Sam Houston State University, University of North Texas and The University of Texas Health Science Center Houston. For more information, visit