Linda Nicholls

I spent the first part of my architectural career working on restaurant and retail projects throughout the United States, creating spaces and experiences to destination locations. During this time I relocated first to North Carolina, then Los Angeles and Pasadena before coming back to Wilmette to raise my two boys. I took the big leap to renovate my own series of houses, doing portions of the work on my own, and coming out with a much deeper appreciation for the craft of building. To this day, I still ponder over how construction dust ended up in my cornflakes no matter how tightly I sealed off the work.

Since coming back to Wilmette, I’ve had the opportunity to work at a high-end residential architectural firm in Kenilworth, with projects around the North Shore, where I was first introduced to Scott Simpson Design + Build. When the opportunity arose to become a part of SSB, and connect architecture and construction under one roof, it felt like I may finally get an answer to my long standing cornflake question.

Outside of work, I balance time with my family of two amazing boys and two ‘large personality‘ dogs.

If you don’t risk anything, you risk even more.

Erica Jong