Jillian Nadolski

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About Me

I am a preservationist. My undergraduate education at the Savannah College of Art and Design has opened my eyes to the impact designers have on our planet. Through both historic and community preservation, the built environment can become more sustainable.

"Preservation is in the business of saving communities and the values they embody."

Richard Moe, National Trust for Historic Preservation

Highlighted Work

A quarter-long design solution developed for living with water in Porto Marghera, Italy. This radical, integrative plan helps put to rest the longstanding conflict of man vs. nature

A quarter-long self-reflection project, where a personal definition of luxury was developed and implemented through the adaptive reuse of decommissioned train cars.

A quarter-long feasibility study to develop and propose financially viable development solutions in keeping with neighborhood character for a former factory in Savannah, Georgia.


Rising with the Seas

Redesigning Rail


Broad Station


Jillian exhibits excellent drive and great confidence, always striving for excellence. She is extremely articulate in presentations and shows strength in research and idea generation, resulting in strong design proposals. She was able to apply new tools and processes quickly.


Chi-Thien Nguyen,

Professor and Chair of Preservation Design

Jillian's presentations showcase high-quality visuals and thorough details which illuminate her concepts. I appreciated the opportunity to see her impactful presentation "Redesigning Rail" and am unendingly impressed with the ingenuity and brilliance of SCAD students. Jillian certainly has a bright future ahead of her!

Paula Wallace,

SCAD President and Founder

Jillian's performance was outstanding throughout the quarter and it was a pleasure to have her in class. She delivered excellent quality work, showcasing sustainability strategies, and demonstrated excellent leadership skills while working with her team.



Saty Sharma,

Professor of Design for Sustainability

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