Who We Are
At N.E.S. Inc, we are a group of skilled professionals who specialize in planning and landscape architecture. With our roots in the Pikes Peak region of Colorado since 1978, we are deeply connected to our community. We are committed to enhancing the area as it evolves and ensuring its growth benefits everyone. Building strong and positive relationships with both the community and our clients is at the heart of our mission to support the responsible and sustainable development of the region.
N.E.S. Inc has the flexibility to lead diverse project teams. While our expertise lies in urban planning and landscape architecture, we understand that many projects require a variety of skills. N.E.S. Inc has a rich history of successfully working with many partners to navigate complex planning, development and growth initiatives within the Pikes Peak region.
Nolan E. Shriner began his career as a city planner with the City of Colorado Springs. While coordinating efforts between developers and city zoning, Mr. Shriner realized there was a space to assist organizations seeking to grow and develop within the Pikes Peak region. In 1978, Mr. Shriner launched N.E.S. Inc, primarily an urban planning firm assisting organizations with the entitlement process.
As projects began to unfold within the region, Mr. Shriner realized that with the complexity and fluidity of many projects, landscape architects bring a creative and intentional approach to creating great places. Therefore, N.E.S. Inc became a land planning, urban design and landscape architecture firm.
Throughout the years, N.E.S. Inc has had an integral role with the evolution of Colorado Springs, El Paso County and the Pikes Peak region. Most likely many development projects since 1978 have had an N.E.S. Inc touch. Developments such as Flying Horse, Briargate, Colorado College, Weidner Stadium, United States Paralympic and Olympic Museum, community parks and trails, and countless multi-family housing complexes have had an N.E.S. Inc role.
Andrea Barlow, AICP
Chris Lieber, PLA
Kimberly Johnson, AICP
N.E.S. Inc. values individuals who bring a flair for planning and design, along with a flexible, imaginative, and collaborative approach. Exceptional written and spoken communication abilities are essential.
At N.E.S. Inc., we provide competitive salaries and pathways for professional development. Our office is conveniently located near the heart of Downtown Colorado Springs, a city nestled beneath the iconic Pikes Peak. Colorado Springs offers a wealth of year-round outdoor, educational, and cultural activities.
Since we work in the state of 300 days of sunshine, we intentionally incorporate “fun” into our work days with an annual camping trip, summer office food truck Friday’s, creek clean ups, and the occasional happy hour.
If you’re excited about a fulfilling career or internship journey with us, we warmly welcome you to send an introductory email and your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Landscape Architect (3-5+ years experience)
internship opportunities available
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NES emphasizes the values of a community-based practice. We foster long-standing relationships and are invested in smart and sustainable growth.
Some of our work includes:
- Colorado School for the Deaf and the Blind Playground
- Thompson Thrift Multi-Family
- The Pikes Peak Region Peace Officers’ Memorial
- COS Creek Plan: Waterway Restoration
- Colorado College Robson Arena
- Gold Hill Mesa Master Plan