Daniel Nichols Architects typically pursues a project warranting a carefully minded solution. Our design philosophy is based on listening to, exploring and synthesizing the needs of our client with the demands of the site to provide a uniquely informed design. A concept called the Pattern Language informs our thinking leading to a fully integrated building that speaks and responds to its surroundings. Good buildings promote well-being and life.
Daniel Nichols, AIA
We are greatly interested and versed in sustainable and green architecture. We side on effective and efficient, yet proven materials guiding our client through the many choices a project demands. Our buildings are characterized by the interplay of balanced and proportional spaces making the most of natural light and orientation to the solar path. Annual solar angles are a major factor in our studies. Progressive technology and innovation are incorporated from the beginning of the process to insure a working building system.
Our services include site evaluation, programming, master planning, design documentation, permitting, contractor selection and oversight of construction. We work with a proven team of design consultants and engineers providing our office with everything from soils investigation, topography and surveying to structural and civil engineering. Landscape architecture is considered integral. We have a broad range of interior and exterior sources for unique finishes, including sustainable materials and products researched for greater life-cycle and customer satisfaction.
Daniel has served as the President of the American Institute of Architecture Redwood Empire Chapter. 2005-2006 and is Certified in Green Architecture by UC Davis Extension.