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.

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.

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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