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Nikki Steele named Partner at FBM

Nikki Steele has been named Partner at FBM Architecture | Interior Design, joining the firm’s other Partners; Susan Fitzgerald, Craig Davidson, Mark Gammon, Wayne Duncan, and President George Cotaras. 

“Nikki joining our team of Partners is reflective of the way our firm has been evolving over the last several years,” says Cotaras. “Our interior design studio is growing and earning a strong reputation in the region – it makes perfect sense to have Nikki bring that expertise to the Partner table.”

Steele arrived in Halifax one year ago after spending over ten years at 4té inc. a renowned commercial interior design firm based in Ottawa. She graduated from Mount Allison University and went on to receive an Advanced Diploma in Interior Design from Algonquin College before joining 4té inc., where she was an interior design manager for large-scale, high-profile private sector and Government of Canada design projects.

“I had built a great career in Ottawa, but the opportunity to work with the team at FBM really drew me in,” said Steele. “They had established themselves as leaders in the field of architecture and wanted to position themselves in the same way with interior design – I was ready for that challenge.”

The Interior Design studio was launched with D’Arcy Dennehy in the spring of 2012, to augment the design services provided by FBM for the Halifax Central Library. Since Steele’s arrival last year the firm has hired two new designers, Emma Woodhull who started at the firm in June and Erin Shultz who will join FBM in August making a total of six employees in the Interior Design studio.

The Interiors team has worked on Emera’s Nova Scotia headquarters, several major "activity-based" interior design projects for the federal government in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, and completed projects for Dalhousie University, Studio 21, and other private sector clients.