About NO

NO is the Nichols Office of Architecture, a full-service architecture and interior design company. NO projects show a concern for the quality of material detailing, a sense of the pragmatic, and the open possibilities of conceptual and collaborative thinking.

NOArchitecture can also be seen as a place for confronting the unknown. NO can help work out doubt and uncertainty through courage and conviction. NO’s work is defined not by preconceptions, but by a true sense of open collaboration. It is the default position of a blank sheet of paper. NO is empty, null, zero, limitless.

NOArchitecture began on January 1st, 2008. The work, however, has been produced independently and collaboratively over the last 20 years.


Tim Nichols, AIA, LEED has studied and practiced architecture in Atlanta, Albuquerque, Chicago, Starkville and New York City. After undergraduate school at Mississippi State University where he studied under Michael Fazio, Chris Risher and Sambo Mockbee, Tim worked for AIA Gold medal winner Antoine Predock. In 2000, Tim earned a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University in New York City. He has designed restaurants in Atlanta, high-rises in Chicago, and from 2000-2007, he was Design Director of Interiors with HOK, one of the largest design firms in the world. While there he led the design of award-winning Institutional and Corporate projects around the world. Currently, Tim is working on projects at NOArchitecture and is an Assistant Professor at the Ernest G. Welch School of Art and Design at Georgia State University where he teaches design and theory in Interior Design.


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