Nicki Gitlin

Nicki Gitlin

New York, NY, US



I have worked to create spaces people want to spend time in and discover. 

I began my career at Snarkitecture, exploring all scales of space and objects. I continued to practice design with attention to light and shadow, and materiality, as I developed my skills in a more technical environment at NYDA. Combining these skills offered me the opportunity to an Architectural Designer position at Theory, designing stores worldwide, where I continue to grow my knowledge of people’s interaction with the built environment.

My education began with playful representation of thoughtful research, developing rhetorical projects. I studied Architecture at the University of Miami SOA where I developed an understanding for site specific design through sustainable practices. My education continued to earning a Masters in Urban Design from Columbia University GSAPP. 

I combine my collaborative experience and education to my practice - intersecting architecture and interaction with daily life, leading to good times in memorable spaces.



Theory LLC, New York, NY, US, Design Architect

Currently, I am the design architect at the fashion brand Theory, developing global concepts, working with all internal departments, and designing stores at every stage of the project from site visits and concept through construction/ca.

Nov 2017 - current


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, MSAUD

Jun 2015 - May 2016

University of Miami, Miami, FL, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2010 - May 2015

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