Nicole Migeon, AIA, Principal
Architecture / Interior Design / Art Consulting
Nicole Migeon, principal of the full-service boutique firm, Nicole Migeon Architect PLLC (NMA), has worked in architecture and interior design for fifteen years in New York City. Specializing in residential, hospitality, spa, and salon design, several of the projects she has overseen have received prestigious Hospitality Design (HD) Awards, including the city’s Ajune Medical Spa and Taiwan’s Orient Retreat Spa.
Nicole brings a distinctive perspective to her craft, born from a rich background in the fine and decorative arts and defined by a unique blend of classic principles and modern aesthetics. Her inventive eye, exceptional attention to materials, studied integration of outdoor and indoor environments, and diverse design capabilities (buildings, landscapes, custom furnishings, interior design, art selection, and more) are noteworthy characteristics of her practice.
For a decade, Nicole was a painting appraiser at Sotheby’s and Phillips International Art Auctioneers, eventually rising to the position of director of Phillips New York’s paintings department. During this period, she also worked with Malcolm Forbes on his collections of Fabergé eggs and nineteenth-century art, as well as with the Swiss auction house Habsburg Feldman to organize a Salvador Dali auction in Japan. Nicole’s love of art extends to the intimate storefront office she designed for NMA, which serves dual purposes, showcasing the work of contemporary artists on a rotating basis.
Of French heritage, Nicole received her bachelor of science in business management, including studies in marketing and art history, from Syracuse University. She subsequently attended Parson’s School for Interior Design, and received her master of architecture from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Nicole is a registered architect in the State of New York and Massachusetts as well as an active member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB). As an adjunct faculty member at the Fashion Institute of Technology and a visiting critic at architecture and interior design schools in New York and New Jersey, she also enjoys being a teacher and mentor to young designers, as well as collaborating with artists in a range of disciplines including textiles, furniture, metalwork, glass, and millwork.
Nicole owes her current success to her unique professional experience, a firm grounding in business, and above all, a genuine desire to deliver high-quality, sustainable design to pleased clients and enhance their communities in the process.