Mike  Nichols

Good design begins with learning what the essential ideas of the project are, and then translating these observations into simple and direct design responses that lead to the creation of inspiring spaces. The transformative potential of architecture lies in the clarity of, and the commitment to, the design concept.

Mike earned his Bachelor of Architecture degree at Louisiana Tech University where he was a cum laude graduate. After a couple of years in Memphis he decided to return home to Louisiana to make sure there was enough modern architecture in the gumbo pot. His recent focus includes providing design leadership for the new Downtown Alexandria Campus of the Central Louisiana Technical Community College (CLTCC) and the new Residence Hall at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts. Mike also helped lead the design efforts for the St. Landry Parish Visitor Center and the Lambright Sports and Wellness Center at Louisiana Tech University.

As evidence of his appreciation of mid-century modernism, Mike once used the winnings from his fantasy football league championship to buy an Eames rocking chair.