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gary nichols


A veteran of commercial interiors with the scars to prove it, Gary has devoted himself to his passion for design for almost three decades. Our fearless leader joined the firm in 2006 and is responsible for directing commercial interiors and business development. He possesses an uncanny ability to combine strong design, technical, and project-management skills—ensuring that creativity never means losing sight of buildability and the client’s budget and schedule.

Outside of work, Gary seems to defy the need for sleep. He has served as the president of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA) Northern California Chapter, as a professional design critic for the California College of the Arts’ Design Studio, and as a professional advisor to the Interior Design Advisory Committee for the Art Institute of California, San Francisco. He was also a juror for the IIDA SoCal 2016 Calibre Awards. You’ve seen his work published in Interior Design, Contract Magazine, Paper City, and Metropolis (or if you haven’t, you should have).

Gary’s dedication and energy are truly impressive. Whether he’s leading a project or serving the design community, he brings a level of enthusiasm that’s downright infectious. Just don’t ask him how he manages to do it all—we’re still trying to figure it out ourselves!

Some of Gary’s recent projects include:
wearable technology client
splunk headquarters