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Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership

Lunch with a Leader: Nolan Lienhart

Date: 11:30am - 1:00pm PDT October 17 Location: J.R. Howard, Room 344

  • Nolan Lienhart
    Nolan Lienhart

J.R. Howard, Room 344

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Nolan Lienhart is known for his strategic ability to bring together clients with community stakeholders and the diverse disciplines that are critical for the successful planning of major district-scale developments, as well as site-specific projects. His background in politics in Washington, D.C., gave him a perspective on the role of public policy in supporting livable communities and the complementary relationships among public, private, and institutional sectors.

Over the past decade, Nolan has gained a depth of experience in transit-oriented development, master planning, and urban design, which includes riverfront development, mixed-use neighborhoods, and campus planning. This experience includes work for Oregon Health & Science University, Portland’s South Waterfront District, Stanford University, the Portland Development Commission, and Denver’s Regional Transportation District. Nolan served as faculty with the Rose Center for Public Leadership in 2017 and 2018, co-chairing panels of experts in San Jose and Salt Lake City.

Civic leadership is an important part of Nolan’s work, which has led to his national recognition by the Design Futures Council’s 40 Under Forty, and Engineering News Record’s Top 20 Under 40 in the Northwest. He has served as Board President for 1000 Friends of Oregon and sits on the Oregon Capitol Planning Commission. He is also on the Board of the Pacific Northwest College of Art.

A Portland native, Nolan started as an intern and rose to Principal and Director of Planning & Urban Design at ZGF Architects. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Geography from Colgate University and Master of City Planning and a Certificate of Real Estate Design and Development from the University of Pennsylvania.

Sponsored by the Bates Center for Entrepreneurship and Leadership 

Lunch with a Leader is a series of opportunities to converse with industry leaders in a casual setting. Learn more about career paths and industry trends while you enjoy a FREE lunch!

Event Cost

Free