Nick Seierup

Principal, Los Angeles

Born and raised in Southern California, Nick credits an eighth-grade assignment to design, draw, build, and fly a paper airplane as his “Aha!” moment.

With an aptitude in visual arts and love of working with his hands, it was instinctive for Nick to continue his passion at the (then-experimental) Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc).

Over the course of a 40-year career, he has worked in a variety of settings leading design teams. Nick learned the significance of combining innovative conceptional design with business acumen early in his career, and this is a balance that he brings to every project. Nick believes that architecture should be timeless, and should sustain a positive, long-standing impact for his clients and the communities they serve.

Nick lives with his architect wife, two teenage boys, and a cat named Loki in a mid-century modern Eichler home designed by A. Quincy Jones in Orange, California.

“The beginning of a project is a chaotic set of competing interests, drivers, and constraints. The art of architecture is a distilling of those competing impulses into an inspired, integrated resolution. It's a challenge that I love."
Ansan Technopark
Ansan, Korea
Intermountain Healthcare Alta View Specialty Clinic
Sandy, Utah
Annenberg Research Center at the House Ear Institute
Los Angeles, California
An adventurer at heart, Nick has traveled extensively around the world.

Those experiences continue to color his kaleidoscope of appreciation for diverse communities, contexts, and cultures. This global perspective informs his approach to the varied requirements of his clients across many practices, including healthcare, higher education, civic, and mixed-use.

LAPD Rampart Station
Los Angeles, California
Modesto Junior College Student Services Building
Modesto, California

Nick enjoys cooking and is particularly fond of a lightly charred, medium rare steak, washed down with a martini. Once upon a time he was also a hand model.

USC Keck Medical Center Expansion Feasibility Study
Los Angeles, California

Nick's Featured Work

LAPD Metropolitan Division Facility Renovation
Los Angeles, California
San Jose State University Student Union
San Jose, California
Young Library Exterior at Night
Alice McKean Young Neighborhood Library
Houston, Texas
College of the Desert Visual Arts Building
Palm Desert, California