Our Team

Tim Nichols Architect combines decades of industrial, commercial and residential job site experience with design-build technique and expert architectural project delivery. Established in 2010, Tim Nichols Architect has brought together a team of experts in every area of architectural design and service.

Tim Nichols
Principal
As an architectural undergraduate in the 1960’s, Tim apprenticed with master carpenters in Naknek, Alaska and San Francisco, California. Throughout his career, he worked in all phases of design and construction. After four decades, he decided to pursue a lifelong passion for design obtaining an architectural license and launching his own firm.

Jesse T. McDonald
Structural and Civil Engineer
Jesse has specialized in the design and construction management of commercial and industrial sites and buildings of all types throughout Michigan and the eastern states of the United States since becoming licensed as a professional engineer in 1956. He has worked with Tim Nichols on many commercial, industrial and residential projects since the early 2000’s playing a key role in the formation of Tim Nichols Architect.

Mark Villegas
Design Team Lead
Mark has 10 years in architecture, sustainability and project management. He has a wide experience including site planning, custom homes, timber framing, office towers, public buildings, renovations and industrial buildings. He received a diploma in architectural technology from Otago Polytechnic in New Zealand,  a Certificate in Construction Management from the City University of New York and a LEED Associate Certificate from the New York Real Estate Institute. He joined Tim Nichols Architect in 2017.

Brendan Leadbeater
Project Architect
Brendan has 9 years experience in architecture, design and sustainability. In the aftermath of hurricane Sandy, he worked on a number of projects in the South Street Seaport area including hospitality and residential towers. He has done high end residential homes in the Hampton Bays on Long Island, New York and in New Jersey, as well as cultural centers, an art museum, theater and recording studio. He received a Bachelor of Architecture at New Jersey Institute of Technology in 2009 and joined Tim Nichols Architect in 2018.