LIGHTSHED Architecture is an award winning practice that thoughtfully designs buildings, interior spaces, and functional objects at multiple scales. We create inspiring environments with our clients, while actualizing projects that are receptive and bound to the world we inhabit. This awareness of place and site often jump-starts the design discussion and serves as the basis for collaboration.
It is our belief that design excellence is elevates the spirit and is an essential nutrient for shaping our built and natural environments symbiotically. Thus, we aim for a well balanced synthesis between design-craft, client-goals, and context-awareness to unlock appropriate architectural solutions.
Principal & Founder
RA - AIA - LEED AP BD+C - NCARB Certified Architect
Nicholas is a Registered Architect in New York and Virginia with 17 years of experience. He founded LIGHTSHED Architecture to provide intelligent design strategies for projects that possess unique constraints of space, time, and resources. Prior to founding LIGHTSHED, he worked on multi-scale projects with Sasaki Associates , Smith-Miller + Hawkinson Architects, and Tom Hurt Architect. In conjunction with practice, Nicholas is a professor and has taught at The Rhode Island School of Design, The University of Texas at Austin, Parsons School for Design, and Pratt Institute.
Collaborations with JAID
We often collaborate with Jeannette Andamasaris Interior Design (JAID). This working relationship allows projects to achieve design potential at the finest level of detail and aesthetic. The work of JAID can be found here: www.jaidstyle.com