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"don't make something unless it is both necessary and useful; but if it is both necessary and useful, don't hesitate to make it beautiful" -shaker saying

thanks for your interest in willis:concept+development, the professional website for nicholas willis, architect and leed ga.
my career expertise is in the project management, design, and development of buildings and interiors, but i also experiment with many design environments and enjoy merging my personal and professional life, creating my own projects in the disciplines of product design, fashion, graphics, and furniture. i'm open to inquiries for real estate consultancy, as well as building/ interior design services. i encourage you to get in touch with me to experience the value i can bring to your project.


october 2012: this site was long overdue for some new content. As always, feel free to contact me (link above) if I can be of assistance or with any questions on past projects.

-a new photo survey of re-purposed commercial buildings in Santa Monica here.


-i created a chart to compare the number of licensed architects to total population in the U.S, and based the chart on a survey from NCARB. unfortunately, they did not compare licensed number of architects to the total population, so for those that are interested and with a little help from Wikipedia (unscientific i know) i’ve compiled a list that shows percentages of architects per population in each of the states. You can see the chart here.

-my investigation in to getting licensed in colorado while waiting to get licensed in california.

-click here for images from my photo survey of the eichler tracts of southern california .


retail: | Promenade at Santa Anita | Chesterfield | Bernhardt Contract NYC | HUF | Bicycle Ambulance | Victorias Secret | Bath and Body Works | Abercrombie+Fitch

interior: | Broadway Athletic and Swim Club | Evo Nexus | Freeman Freeman Smiley | Kaye Scholer | Allen Matkins | Ernst and Young San Francisco | Ernst and Young Palo Alto | International Lease Finance Corp | California Endowment | Hollywood + Franklin | Wayne National Forest |

commercial: |Bread of Life |


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If you are looking for the website for willis retail , willis-retail , nicholas willis , or nic willis you have come to the right place. We are not affiliated with willis insurance ,the willis tower or any other willis brand , athlough we hope someday to be the exclusive and most well known willis in the industries of architecture, interior design , retail design , retail development , real estate development , cycling fashion , bike culture , cycling culture , furniture design , etc.