SOLAKIAN architecture, design and research office based in New York, NY.

Prior to founding his independent practice, Nicholas collaborated with Rem Koolhaas at the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), where he was an Architect and Lead designer in the New York office. At OMA Nicholas’ work ranged from designing exhibits and master-plans, to a series of cultural institutions, including the design for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute 2016 exhibition, Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology, a competition winning design for the Audrey Irmas Pavilion at the Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles, a residential building in New York, and a mixed-use retail and commercial development in Boston’s Seaport District, among others. Additionally, Nicholas collaborated with Jeffrey Inaba of INABA WILLIAMS, and was previously a Senior Designer with Fernando Romero at FR-EE.

Nicholas received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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With teams operating out of California, New York and the Netherlands, Superset was founded to create an agile model for design collaborations through practical means.
︎ SOLAKIAN, INC. EST. 2018  NEW YORK, NY                                       (nicholas solakian)