Nicholas Design Collaborative is a holistic practice dedicated to the art of design and construction.  For over 30 years, we have created environments that enhance people’s lives at home and in the workplace.  Our passion and goal is to provide distinctive solutions that help clients achieve their optimum home or work environment.   We approach each project as an opportunity to collaborate with a client through open dialogue, in an effort to create a unique and fitting solution.  We strive to bring thoughtful, sustainable design to all of our clients while supporting and reinforcing the larger community and environmental fabric in a positive way.

NDC has combined a high level of design with an intimate knowledge of materials and construction techniques to ensure that a project will be built the way it was envisioned.  NDC has demonstrated the ability to produce award winning design, the knowledge to act as General Contractor and to work in concert with craftsmen to exceed the expectations of its clients. 

We feel it is important to create environments that not only meet client’s needs, but will withstand the test of time and be appropriate for years to come. Our design style tends to be clean and modern, but the finished product always reflects the individuality of the client and the specific project goals. 


Our solution oriented approach infuses our whole operation.  Not only do we solve design issues, but we develop solutions throughout the process from interpreting regulatory codes, to addressing budgetary concerns, to solving scheduling problems/coordination issues, to working with contractors, to finding the right finish. 

To achieve the best solutions possible we encourage a team approach with our clients, within the firm and with all parties involved in the building process.  We prefer to work closely with our clients, involving them in the process, inviting their point of view. To insure that our clients will be satisfied with the end result, we encourage open communication, honesty and collaboration. 

Every client is very important to Nicholas Design Collaborative.  Peter Nicholas is involved in every project, contributing his ideas, range of experience and strong management skills.  Our staff is involved throughout the entire process.

Each project presents a unique set of team members and design issues.  We take a fresh approach to each project and commit wholeheartedly to providing the best product for our clients.  We strive to make the process rewarding for all involved.  Many of our clients end up being longtime friends.  A couple of clients have enjoyed the process of design and construction so much that they have changed professions!