About Us

MN-bwNielson Studio Architects was established in August, 2011 by architect Michael Nielson, RA, LEED-AP. With more than 20 years of experience in a wide variety of project types and design styles, Michael approaches each new project with an open mind and an enthusiastic spirit, bringing valuable expertise and practical design sense to clients who seek outstanding solutions to a unique set of project goals and requirements.

Nielson Studio Architects provides tailored design and consulting services on projects ranging from custom residences and schools, to commercial mixed-use, recreational, golf and resort projects.

Michael received his Bachelor of Architecture at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California in 1990. He currently holds licenses to practice architecture in California and Arizona, and is a LEED-Accredited Professional.


It’s your project, and you need an architect who’ll listen and respond to your needs. Nielson Studio Architects operates on the premise that we all bring something of value to the design process. We take pride in working closely with our clients and a network of talented design consultants, professional builders, and product specialists to make each project a success. We have the experience and the demeanor to guide your project efficiently through a complex patchwork of functional requirements, design ideals, zoning constraints and the realities of cost and schedule.

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