Karen Nichols, FAIA
Since joining the firm in 1977, Karen Nichols has had overall responsibility for managing MGA's practice in architecture, interior design, and product design. In addition to managing the practice, she has been the Principal-in-Charge of multiple phases of renovation and expansion of The Newark Museum in Newark, New Jersey, the master plan of the Detroit Institute of Arts, and the Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2003, Karen was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows, in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the practice of architecture. Karen sits on the NJIT School of Architecture Board of Visitors. She has designed more than 35 exhibitions, and has edited seven monographs on the work of the firm. Karen received her education at Smith College and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.