Raised in Hong Kong and Canada, Nelson is a New York State licensed architect. He received his Master of Architecture from The University of Waterloo (Canada) in 2004 and, after completing a Menswear Tailoring Certificate at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in 2005, joined the international design and concept firm AvroKO at their New York City office. With experience working on critically acclaimed projects such as Steelworks Lofts, and the W hotel, he relocated to Hong Kong where he joined the award winning Edge Design Institute specializing in the design of luxury homes and yachts. Since establishing NCDA in 2011, Nelson has emerged as one of the region’s most innovative design studios with a collection of head-turning projects around the region. His highly inventive, sophisticated work with its finger on the pulse of commercial design has also caught the attention of leading media around the world including Wallpaper*, Dezeen and ArchDaily.