Health and Wellness

From acute and ambulatory care to off-campus centers, we plan, design, engineer and deliver healthy environments that foster healing, patient and staff fulfillment and lifestyle enhancement.
Health and Wellness
Design solutions can have a large impact on the economics, efficiency, and environmental stability of every healthcare practice. We implement intentional, impactful design, to maximize facility efficiency, increase business profitability, minimize cost overruns, and practice environmental stewardship. By thoughtfully engaging our clients, our team develops high-performing solutions to benefit patients, help achieve practice goals, assist with employee attraction and retention, and plan for the ever evolving healthcare facility.
We can provide a full range of architectural and interior design services for a full spectrum of facilities including: Ambulatory Surgery Centers, General and Specialty Clinics, Imaging, Pediatric Care, Behavioral Health, Laboratories, Research and Development, and Wellness Centers.

The delivery of Wellness Environments has evolved into more than a reaction to an injury or disease management and cure. Today’s paradigm shift to “wellcare” embraces the integration of proper nutrition, medical education and physical exercise into a complementary program which goes “upstream” of potential medical issues and negates, or delays, the onset of preventable maladies.

NELSON’s team of experts understands that creating any level of healthcare environment is more than designing an impressive, highly technical space. It requires a balance of patient, family, and staff needs while maintaining standards of long-term durability and management. We thoughtfully engage with our clients to develop a high-performing outcome that reflects their brand, helps achieve their strategic goals, and provides flexibility for continuous evolvement.

We deliver a full range of services from campus master planning, architectural, and interior design for new construction, renovation and adaptive reuse, approaching each endeavor from a patient-centric and community-focused perspective, weaving innovation and healing throughout the built environment.




Strategic Planning

Medical Planning


Furniture & Equipment Coordination

Graphics/Wayfinding Strategies

Regulatory Compliance

Sustainable Design

Facility Standards Programs

Practice Area Leadership

NELSON Insights

CREATING innovative design

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Capital One selected NELSON to help them design their Rolling Meadows location. The NELSON team worked with Capital One’s Design Team and Key Leaders to create their vision of an urban chic work environment.



Creating NEw Opportunities

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Effective November 1, 2016, AAI Design has merged operations with NELSON. The fourth merger on the west coast for NELSON, this deal brings the regional count to over 80 and brings the total number of west coast offices to five.



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NELSON announced its intent to launch TAMI (Technology, Advertising & Media, and Information Business) Practice Area. 


FOCUSING on music and design

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Looking for a fresh new concept that not only captured elements of the music industry but also the city of Minneapolis, Pandora Internet Radio turned to NELSON to provide interior design services for the renovation of their existing office in the IDS Tower.


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NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Officially Join Operations, establish the Southeastearn USA as a “Super Region”.


NELSON and Veenendaal Cave, Inc. Join Operations


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Fieldglass commissioned NELSON to redesign space with a focus on the creation of a more collaborative work environment allowing for a more efficient workflow.

Fieldglass Inc


creating design that "takes off" 

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Gogo commissioned NELSON to create a final workplace solution that would allow for aggressive growth and flexibility while considering new ways of working in a collaborative space.