Bob Bangham

Principal, Creative Director, RipBang Studios, a division of NELSON
Bob Bangham

Bob, RipBang’s co-founder, is the client’s primary point of contact for all design related issues. He is responsible for the creative direction of every RipBang project.

Bob has spent his career creating places that cultivate memorable experiences. Formerly a Senior Associate at Rockwell Group, Bob designed numerous award winning and stylish entertainment destinations in including Olives Restaurant and Underbar at the W Union Square, The Water Color Inn, and Meadowlands Xanadu.

As a founding partner of Olio Design and later Lead Thematic Designer at Gensler, Bob gained experience as the thematic designer of highly visible and complex entertainment facilities such as Universal CityWalk, Treasure Island Casino, New York New York, Paris Resort, Bellagio, and Tokyo DisneySea.

As Creative Director at NBBJ Sports & Entertainment (the first architecture firm to view sports venues as entertainment destinations), Bob was involved in the design of many innovative arena, stadia, and ballparks, including LA’s Staples Center, and the renovation and expansion of The Seattle Space Needle.

For over 20 years Bob has employed a combination of marketing savvy, development strategy, thematic art, graphics, and architecture to design unforgettable commercial destinations. The common thread throughout his work, whether a large resort or intimate restaurant, is attention to detail. With a keen understanding of operational efficiency, his work focuses on the creation of immersive environments and the choreography of experiences. Bob is a registered architect in California and Arizona.

FOCUSING ON Architecture in the Bay Area

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After a string of recent national moves, NELSON, a global architecture and design firm, announced it has merged operations with WK design group.

FOCUSING on doing good deeds  

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Core to NELSON’s mission is our commitment to partnering with the communities where we work and live to sustain them, as well as creating positive change through civic engagement and socially responsible behavior.

FOCUSING on Architecture in healthcare design  

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In a move that will significantly expand architectural services in the southeast, global architecture, design, and consulting services firm, NELSON, is merging operations with Miami-based architecture firm, MGE Architects. The deal is effective immediately.

FOCUSING ON Design From the Outside In 

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In a move that will take them from a nationally recognized interior design firm to a true full-service architecture and design firm, NELSON, Cope Linder Architects, and KA Architecture will merge operations effective June 1, 2017.

FOCUSING ON DESIGN FROM THE OUTSIDE IN 

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In a move that will take them from a nationally recognized interior design firm to a true full-service architecture and design firm, NELSON, Cope Linder Architects, and KA Architecture will merge operations effective June 1, 2017.

FOCUSING ON Cloud-Based DatA

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To stand out from competitors, attract and retain top talent, and reflect their culture, cloud-based data company, Civis Analytics, retained NELSON to design their new 29,000 SF space.

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.

 
 

FOCUSING ON TAMI Solutions

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

 

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.