No Architecture | Tim Nichols

















Tim Nichols AIA, LEED

When I moved to Atlanta in 2001, I soon met up with Annie and Tim Nichols, and ever since, have been kindred spirits in personal, professional and in education. I’ve had the pleasure to work with Tim at HOK Architecture and in his solo endeavor – NO-Architecture. Because we share a space at 489, Tim’s projects are ever present and I am honored to present a glimpse into his work, style and impact within the design and architectural world.

For NO Architecture, a full-service architectural and interior design company – Tim takes on projects mostly within the commercial realm and has a powerful vision and understanding for creating “Creative” and “Immersive” spaces, i.e. restaurants and agency environments. Recently, Tim’s been getting a lot of recognition for his work and contribution on The Optimist & Oyster Bar, here in Atlanta. Tim oversaw the production of the detailed drawings associated with the pricing, permitting and construction of the restaurant. Material selection and detailing became a collaborative effort between Ford Fry, the visionary chef, Smith Hanes the Interior Designer, Ben Lassbeck the builder, and the architect. Kudos to the entire team – as it’s just been announced that The Optimist has been namedBest New Restaurant of 2012 by Esquire magazine.

Other projects include the Joystick Gamebar, The Lawrence, Double Zero and Allsteel showroom, AGL Resources headquarters and WPP offices. More than a project is Tim’s dedication to teaching. As Assistant Professor for Interior Design at Georgia State University he coordinates the program, implements art tours around Europe, including a recent study around Paris, London, Barcelona and is scheduling the next excursion to Berlin, Vienna and Prague.

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