Nick Milkovich was born and educated in Vancouver. After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1968, he joined the firm of Erickson/Massey Architects. In 1972 Nick began his association with Arthur Erickson Architects, where he worked until 1991. Principally involved in the firm’s custom private residential work, Nick was also a member of the design team for the award-winning Museum of Anthropology at UBC and the Law Courts in downtown Vancouver. In 1979, he became an associate of the firm, in charge of residential projects and in 1987 he became the Director of Design.
Nick established Nick Milkovich Architects in 1991. Since its inception, the firm has grown to a staff of 10 and has a broad portfolio including single-family residences, small and medium scale residential developments and large scale public buildings, as well as, planning and urban design projects, in North America and China.
Nick contributed to the education of aspiring architects by his involvement in the RAIC Syllabus Program, he was a Design Studies Mentor from 1980 to 1987 and the Program Coordinator for BC, from 1987-2004. He has also acted as a thesis committee advisor and guest critic at the School of Architecture at UBC and supports the School as a founding member of the Friends of the School of Architecture. Nick continues to open his office to student career program for Vancouver-area high schools and also dedicates time to the AIBC as a member of the Design Panel Committee.
In 1997 Nick became a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.