Nancy Thiel, founder and principal of award-winning Thiel Architecture + Design is a licensed architect and interior designer. An AIA member, she holds NCARB certification and LEED accreditation. Prior to starting her firm in 2004, Nancy honed her craft working with luminaries in the design world - Michael Graves, Robert A.M. Stern, Thierry Despont, Clodagh - and was a Studio Leader at Rockwell Group. Nancy received a B.A. in Theater at Penn State and was a dancer and choreographer before earning her M.Arch from Syracuse University. Nancy is a founding board member of Operation Design, a not-for-profit founded on the belief that great design creates a better environment for learning.
Thiel Architecture + Design is a multi-disciplinary architecture, interior design, and product design firm with offices in CT and NY. The firm’s work focuses on high-end residential design as well as hospitality, contract, and retail projects. Founder Nancy Thiel and principal Julie Hanselmann Davies have worked with both domestic and international clients and with both small businesses and large marquee names such as Bloomberg, Disney, Equinox, W Hotels, Ritz Carlton, and Cirque du Soleil. The firm won the 2022 Connecticut AIA Excellence award for Interior Architecture.
Leveraging their experience, Nancy and Julie are known as masters at problem-solving through design. They empower their clients to find their own voices, creating distinctive designs that reflect the firm’s expertise and their clients’ needs. Drawing on Thiel’s background as a choreographer, the team innately focuses on a thoughtful layout, fluid circulation, and well-proportioned spaces. Regardless of scope, size, location, or industry, Thiel Architecture + Design delivers innovative projects that are well-designed, timely and cost-effective. Thiel Architecture + Design’s work has been featured in Interior Design, New York Cottages and Gardens, Hamptons Cottages and Gardens, Architect, and Fast Company magazines.