NELSON Hires Robert Cohoon as Midwest Operations and Technical Director

April 26
NELSON Hires Robert Cohoon as Midwest Operations and Technic...

NELSON is pleased to welcome Robert Cohoon to the firm as Midwest Operations and Technical Director in Chicago. With 30 years of experience, Cohoon now leads all aspects of operations from development to delivery. His expertise includes multiple facets of design including the delivery process with a heightened focus on the development and application of technical standards. His projects, including One Haworth Center and Chervon Headquarters, have won multiple awards at both local and national levels.

“Based on his extensive experience and knowledge of the industry, we believe he is the ideal candidate to lead operations in the Midwest region,” said Mitchell Cohen, Managing Principal of NELSON Chicago. “Bob brings with him an array of qualities that exemplify the type of leadership we seek for our team.”

Cohoon obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from the University of Notre Dame. He is a LEED AP professional and registered Architect in the state of Illinois. Cohoon is a member of multiple industry organizations including the American Institute of Architects and the United States Green Building Council. He currently resides in Woodridge, Illinois.


NELSON is part of a global architecture, design, engineering, and consulting services organization with Teammates in 25 locations around the world and strong experience in a broad range of industries. NELSON works with more than 20 percent of the companies in Fortune 100. NELSON’s interior design practice is ranked in the top ten overall Interior Design “Design Giants” and number four focused on workplace design. For more information, visit

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