Our Culture

Every company has its own culture. At NELSON, ours rewards the entrepreneurial spirit that was present when we first opened our doors nearly 40 years ago and it also includes the best aspects of the 17 firms with whom we have joined operations during the past 13 years.
Our Culture
NELSON Teammates participated in the Center for Green School's, Green Apple Day of Service across the country.

We recognize that in order to provide best-in-class service, you need to have a best-in-class team. That’s why everyone who works at NELSON is a “Teammate,” not just an employee. 

Despite the fact that we work across seven different services, several practice area specialties, and in multiple locations across the country and around the world, our business approach calls for complete integration. To deliver on that promise we must always strive to think and perform as "One NELSON." 

Our Teammates share a creative spirit and we are passionate about serving the needs of our clients. We also are committed to embracing sustainable best practices as an organization through efforts such as the NELSON Environmental Initiative and we believe in "giving back" to the communities where we work and live. In other words, we truly embody the NELSON motto: Focused on Creation, Passion to Deliver.


Leadership Team

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.