Brad Earl

Managing Principal
Brad Earl

For more than 30 years as a registered architect, Brad has worked to advance the standards of architectural planning for hospitals, health systems and academic medical centers through his focus on, and support of, the paradigm shift to preventative care. His focus on the creation of unique environments for medical education, research and prevention of chronic and acute medical issues, through national presentations, trade articles and built environments, has supported the evolving needs of the healthcare environment and its delivery system. His leadership experience provides a unique understanding of the needs of institutional clients, from both a planning and construction delivery perspective.

He has led design teams that have created Philadelphia’s new Wills Eye Hospital, healthcare environments across America and Centers for Health and Wellness for health systems in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and California.

Brad has held professional architectural registrations in 16 states, maintains current registrations in both Pennsylvania and Colorado, is NCARB-certified and a member of both the AIA and SCUP. He has been a regular presenter on Centers for Health and Wellness at national healthcare design conferences and frequently contributes to trade magazines such as BD+C, Metropolis and Medical Construction and Design.

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.