Gregory Nichols

Gregory Nichols

Chino Hills, CA, US

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I am an unlicensed architect NCARB, Associate PA that has designed projects to UC Campuses several that have AIA Awards like SOM. The firm is committed to creating an authentic, SOM Architecture informed by technology, sustainability and building innovation. Since the inception, a strong and diverse body of projects has been realized that include airports, city developed affordable housing, commercial, mixed use projects, and residences. 

In 2004, I was in the competition for the San Francisco Prize. As a Student AIA member in New York I had an internship at Perkins + Will, projects received numerous awards including several National AIA Honor Awards.  I had department acceptance to the Master of Fine Arts, with a Master of Architecture at the UCLA Campus.  Morphosis built and unbuilt projects has been published extensively and exhibited internationally.  

Recently OMA Architecture completed projects include the Palais Paris transportation hub. The building (completed in January 1996) serves as a pilot for the City of Paris newly implemented Green Building Ordinance. The recently completed AMO Design serves as the development for the Ile Seguin project. Buildings have been realized in California, Minneapolis, New York, West Virginia, and many of the culturally diverse communities within the greater San Francisco area. Projects are now in development in Peru, Asia, and the Middle East.

Prior to establishing design interiors lighting at Gensler, I was an associate at Morphosis Architects. I received a Bachelor of Design from the University of California, Los Angeles and attended a UCLA GSAUP studio final of Prof. Thom Mayne in 1997.  In the Academic Year 1992-1993 as a graduate student, OMA I had went to the GSAPP Lecture Series with Rem Koolhaas. 


Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Unlicensed Architect 3

Licensing responsibilities uploaded 2013 Design Awards filed addition to the JFK Terminal 4, Queens, New York. Ben Gurion Terminal 3, Tel-Aviv, Israel led the changes to airport terminal design improvements in AR 10.05, AR 01.07 pdf’s for NCARB and IDP, SFO AR -.

Sep 2013 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Unlicensed Architect 2

Assisted design creating competition and design boards, books and presentation materials. Aided communications to manage image data base for use in lectures, presentations, photo. Coordinated and maintained graphic standards in a wide variety of mediums, Atlantico Pav. Prepared photos, architecture drawings, and diagrams for print and web publication, Burr.

Jun 2013 - Jan 2014

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), Unlicensed Architect 1

Designed portfolio demonstrating knowledge of architecture visualization, graphic presentation, layout and information design, Basel Convention Center, Basel, Switzerland. Worked with attention to detail and emphasis on accuracy and quality, Rossetti Pharmacy. Developed analytical and communication skills, Technical School Library, Eberswalde, de.

Sep 2009 - Jun 2012


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), MArch, Master of Architecture

Coursework includes: Adjunct Professor, Architecture Design, Seminar on Planning Architecture and thesis research, Structures, Modern Architecture History, and an independent research project.

Sep 1991 - Jun 1994
Sep 1981 - Jun 1984


2013 Design Awards, Other

Design Competition (SOM)


2013 Emerging Professionals, Other

The AIA Center for Annual Exhibition (SOM)


San Francisco Prize, Other

Octavia Competition


Presidential Scholarship, Scholarship

3.5 Above GPA


Dean's List, Award

3.0 Above GPA


Areas of Specialization