Nicky Kaplan, LEED AP, Vice President of Business Development

Nicky is principal at Nicky Kaplan Interiors (NKI), a full service design firm specializing in all aspects of interior architecture and design. Prior to founding her firm in 2012, she worked for over a decade as a senior designer at Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum on projects for high profile clients such as Fox, Disney, Activision, WPP, Morley Builders and Deluxe Digital Media. In 2005 she was recognized by Perspective Magazine as one of five young ‘Rising Stars’ in the industry.

Nicky draws on a rich background of international experiences which have included living in South Africa, Canada and both coasts of the US as well as extensive travels. She holds a degree in Interior Design from Ryerson University in Toronto, Canada and has been practicing in all aspects of interior design since the mid 1990’s. She is also a LEED AP.

Her work with Goodwill Southern California provided an opportunity to reconnect with Rose Tourje and ANEW some seven years after their initial introduction. She now joins our team as Vice President of Development.

Nicky plans to continue her work in the non-profit realm as she feels this is where design is the most rewarding. Her goal is to create ‘good design for good people’: environments that inspire and enrich the lives of others.