Nhat Ho focuses on balanced and sustained growth, at work, at home and in the community. As a licensed professional engineer and a Partner and Vice President of Civilitude, Nhat has been instrumental in elevating the company from its humble beginning in 2010 to a reputable local firm with high profile projects and clients both in the public and private sectors. Civilitude was named one of Austin’s Fastest Growing companies by ABJ in 2019.
Among Nhat’s most notable land development projects have been public schools, affordable multi-family housing, green infrastructures, downtown high-rise and sustainable masterplan communities. He has worked tirelessly in crafting, implementing and optimizing Civilitude’s strategic plan that aims to generate not just financial success, but a growth and leadership culture as well.
Besides his work at Civilitude that is shaping the Austin skyline and helping to build affordable housing, Nhat is on the City of Austin’s Water Wastewater Commission where he advocates for infrastructure planning as one of the elements to complement and achieve good and equitable land planning. He serves on the Joint Sustainability Committee where he is charged with overseeing the implementation of the Community Climate Plan. He serves on the Board of Directors for the Umlauf Sculpture Gardens. He is a former chair for the Mueller Neighborhood Association. Nhat and his family were featured as Net-Zero Heroes in 2019 by the City’s Sustainability Office for their commitment and advocacy to reduce Austin’s carbon footprint.
Most recently, Nhat started teaching at his alma mater, The University of Texas in the engineering department. Nhat and his wife, Tram, are the proud parents of two boys. It is the foundation of their family values that each parent shares the responsibilities and challenges of raising children while working full time and pursuing higher education. As immigrants, Nhat and Tram believe there can be no success without personal commitment and hard work, they also recognize no one succeeds alone. As a result, it is just as important for the family to include community engagement in their daily lives.