Nicole Migeon


Nicole Migeon, AIA, Principal

Architecture / Interior Design / Art Consulting

Nicole Migeon, AIA, is principal of Nicole Migeon Architect, PLLC (NMA), a full-service, New York-based firm specializing in residential, commercial, hospitality, spa, and salon design. Nicole has practiced architecture and interior design for more than twenty years, and several of the projects she has overseen have received prestigious Hospitality Design (HD) Awards. Her firm’s work has also been featured in the New York Times, Elle Décor, Hospitality Design, Residential Architect, and American Spa, among other publications.

Nicole brings a distinctive perspective to her craft, born from a rich background in 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, interior design, custom furnishings, 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, rising to become director of Phillips New York’s paintings department. Her love of art extends to the loft studio space that she and her team recently designed for NMA. A place where architecture and art merge, it plays a dual role as a gallery for showcasing the work of burgeoning contemporary artists and NMAs Dual Function furniture line.

Nicole’s architectural process consistently incorporates artists and artisans, as well. She regularly calls on a consortium of specialists including consulting architects, engineers, metal workers, graphic designers, filmmakers, writers, artists, and photographers, for any given project. These vital artistic community collaborations continually inspire her work, just as she inspires a next generation of practitioners as an adjunct professor at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

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 the 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 NCARB. NMA is a WBE firm that is also certified by the SCA and DDC.

While Nicole’s unique professional experience no doubt contributes to her success, above all, she feels it comes from her firm’s ardent desire to deliver high-quality, sustainable design that pleases clients and enhances their communities in the process.