San Francisco, CA (April 18, 2018) – After merging operations in June 2017, award-winning WK design group, a NELSON brand, has officially changed its name to NELSON. The completion of this transition marks the full integration of WK design group with NELSON, a full-service architecture, design, engineering, and consulting organization with nearly 1,100 employees and more than 25 locations nationwide. The name change represents the next step in NELSON’s expanding reach on the West Coast at large.
Since the original transaction in 2017, WK’s strengths in providing core and shell architecture and interior design services have successfully added to the NELSON brand. Their extensive portfolio includes clients such as Equity Residential Trust, Essex Property Trust, Allianz, and Harvest Properties. Key market features include corporate/commercial, multi-family, tenant improvement, technology, and hospitality.
“We cannot express enough how excited we are for our final transition into the NELSON brand,” said Joel Karr, Principal. “We look forward to offering excellence in both interior design and architecture to our local clients while reaching beyond the West Coast as a now national firm.” “With this news, we enter a dynamic and chapter in the 30 year evolution of our firm,” added Gary Weske, Principal.
WK’s office in San Francisco will join NELSON’s line-up of other West Coast offices in Los Angeles and Seattle as well as San Jose and Pleasanton through its merger with AAI.
NELSON is a global brand experience firm delivering architecture, interior design, graphic design, branding and consulting services, where people work, shop, dine, play, stay, live, and heal. We provide our clients with strategic and creative solutions, grounded in meaningful insights, that positively impact their environments. Our integrated service delivery network includes nearly 1,100 Teammates in more than 25 locations, combining collective talent, industry experience, service expertise and geographic reach to deliver projects across the country and around the world.