Award-winning architecture, design, and strategy firm NELSON Worldwide welcomes Shay Lam as Studio Leader of Workplace, Asset Strategy, and Hospitality. Shay will collaborate with firm leadership to establish NELSON Worldwide as a stronghold in the New York and tri-state area.
“Shay’s vast industry experience has strengthened his level of design leadership,” says NELSON Worldwide Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John “Ozzie” Nelson Jr. “He is well-versed in the New York market, with work spanning across the country and the globe. His expertise will extend beyond the workplace, asset strategy, and hospitality practices and contribute to the firm’s overall growth.
Passionate about storytelling through design, Shay has spent the last 20 years of his career crafting hospitality spaces that have redefined the guest experience. Shay believes that to create a memorable space for guests, the right materials, details, and layouts need to be incorporated to evoke the appropriate level of comfort and excitement. With a proven track record for delivering successful projects, Shay has gained experience building practices and supporting their short and long-term growth. His experience driving design innovation and developing projects that inspire the masses will allow him to seamlessly step into his new role. At NELSON, Shay will lead a multi-disciplinary studio across the workplace, asset strategy, and hospitality teams and will be responsible for building client relationships to grow the firm’s portfolio. He will oversee projects, manage teams, and deliver innovative results while working alongside the NELSON team to offer clients new and exciting concepts for the industry.
“Hospitality touches nearly every aspect of design," says Shay. “The ability to infuse hospitality into multiple sectors is important, especially regarding workplace and asset strategy because we’re helping bring people back to the office and tenants back into buildings. As Studio Leader of Workplace, Asset Strategy & Hospitality, I look forward to working with the talented NELSON team to push the boundaries of design.”
As NELSON Worldwide grows and scales across the Eastern Seaboard, Shay will work alongside leadership to support the firm’s expansion.