NELSON works with hospitality clients to provide both the business and the leisure traveler with the functional and comfortable amenities they require and a place to serve as a base for guests away from home. Our creativity and technical expertise as hospitality designers come together in every space and structure we design. Our integrated services platform, which incorporates interiors, architecture, branding and consulting services, allows us to provide the precise combination required, facilitates a seamless integration and empowers us to deliver individualized yet turn-key solutions. 

Our hospitality architecture and interior design is characterized by spaces and materials that reflect and enhance the relationship of the hotel and its unique place. Our projects range from limited service to luxury hotels. Covering the full spectrum of minor renovations and conversions to adaptive re-use and multi-million dollar new construction projects, all of our work demonstrates superlative design supported by careful planning and execution with the intention of adding lasting character and value. 

We carefully select and assimilate materials that are not only aesthetically pleasing but reflect a sense of place. Our designs aspire to respect the essence and history of their surroundings and also bring innovation and uniqueness while maintaining existing or newly developed branding standards. 

With an understanding of timeless design and emerging markets, we leverage industry expertise to deliver solutions in alignment with our client’s goals and aspirations. We continually challenge ourselves to find a balance between what is classic and what is new. 

With the goal of maximizing value and ROI, we focus on the integration of new construction technologies and best practices.

We are committed to sustainable strategies for green hotel design whether a project is targeting LEED certification or just energy efficiency.



Project Analysis
Site Evaluations, Programming, Master Planning, Space Planning, Phasing Studies, Feasibility Studies, Code Compliance, ADA/Accessibility

Project Development
Schematic Design, Design Development, Renderings and Illustration

Project Implementation
Contract Document, Budgeting/Value Analysis, Contractor Pre-Qualifications/Selection, Construction Administration, Finish and Furniture Selection, FF&E Specifications, Artwork Selection, Coordination of Installation

Regulatory Agencies
Federal, State and Local

Sustainable Design
LEED Certification Services, Commissioning

Standards Program
Brand Concept Development/Implementation

NELSON Insights

CREATING New Solutions

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Tactix retained NELSON to provide interior design services for their new location in Center City Philadelphia. The team worked closely with executives to develop new design solutions to fit their needs.



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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 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.


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.




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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