Integrated in all services, NELSON has a unique view on Sustainable design, consulting and change management
Sample Services
  • Green Programs
  • Integrated Design Coordination
  • Eco-specifications Production
  • Sustainability Assessments and Reports
  • Education and Awareness Programs
  • High Performance and Green Building Design
    • Green Roofs
    • Day Lighting Studies
    • Site Analysis
    • HVAC Coordination
    • Resource Reduction Analysis
  • LEED®
    • LEED-NC, EB, CI, CS, H, ND
      Eco-policy Development and Implementation
    • Maintenance
    • Construction
    • Transportation
    • Resource Allocation
    • Procurement and Purchasing
      Branding and Market Placement
  • Eco-planning, Site Planning, Research
    • Master Planning
    • Strategic Planning
    • Facilities Planning
    • Land Use Planning
    • Storm Water Management
  • Energy Conservation
    • Building Energy Consumption, Envelope and Baseline Analysis
    • Building Energy Reduction Studies
    • Energy Management Control System Data Evaluation
    • Energy Measurement and Verification
    • Economics
    • EPA Energy Star Building Portfolio Benchmarking and Certification

NELSON is a leader in global sustainability. We are passionate about our environmental policies and work hard to ensure that they are fully integrated within our own business plans and services.

By coordinating all aspects of a project throughout its life cycle, including programming, design solutions, specifications and construction documentation, construction administration and commissioning, NELSON is able to provide seamless client support and minimize any environmental impact.

Our Credentials
  • 14th largest specifier of sustainable materials on interiors projects (Green Giants, Interior Design magazine)
  • Member of the U.S. Green Building Council
  • LEED Accredited Professionals

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.