Nelson Martelle, AIA, LEED AP, Principal

Nelson received an M. Arch from the University of Washington and also holds a degree in Architecture and Art History from Middlebury College in Vermont. Nelson’s range of experience includes technically challenging residential, commercial, and public projects. Having also worked as a carpenter, he appreciates finding new uses for old things as well as making functional, well-crafted objects. Reinforcing SHKS’s adoption of the AIA’s 2030 Commitment challenge, Nelson’s interest and research includes net-zero energy construction.

Lively engagement results in extraordinary places.

SHKS Architects finds elegance in necessity, elevating the core principles of each unique site and building project to reflect our clients' aspirations.

Through collaboration, care, craft, and discovery, we reveal architecture's inherent optimism, contributing to our local community and to the global stewardship of natural and built environments.