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is a building and interior design studio that works with cultural institutions, forward-thinking companies, and creative individuals to tell their stories through design. We work between scales and disciplines, designing environments, objects and experiences that convey a sense of elegance, care and levity.
Founded in 2018 by architects Nicko Elliott and Ksenia Kagner, the studio is active in the residential, commercial and workplace sectors for clients ranging from Newlab to Bard College. Alongside traditional build-out projects, we offer creative direction, interior consulting, styling and staging services.



Civilian Objects, a new retail platform for manufactured home and office goods will be launching in October 2021.

Projects

  • Bard College Berlin Residences Opening Summer 2021
    Berlin DE
    Bard College Berlin Residences Opening Summer 2021
    Berlin DE
  • New Lab 77 Washington 2020
    Brooklyn NY
    New Lab 77 Washington 2020
    Brooklyn NY
  • Fort Greene Townhouse 2020
    Brooklyn NY
    Fort Greene Townhouse 2020
    Brooklyn NY
  • CIEE Rome Global Institute 2019
    Rome IT
    CIEE Rome Global Institute 2019
    Rome IT
  • Exalt Youth Office 2019
    New York NY
    Exalt Youth Office 2019
    New York NY
  • Shared Living Studio Prototype 2017
    Brooklyn NY
    Shared Living Studio Prototype 2017
    Brooklyn NY
  • Gowanus Project Space 2017
    Brooklyn NY
    Gowanus Project Space 2017
    Brooklyn NY
  • Newlab 2016
    Brooklyn NY
    Newlab 2016
    Brooklyn NY
  • CIEE Berlin Global Institute & Dormitory 2015
    Berlin DE
    CIEE Berlin Global Institute & Dormitory 2015
    Berlin DE
  • Jardins de Métis International Garden Festival 2014
    Grand-Métis QC
    Jardins de Métis International Garden Festival 2014
    Grand-Métis QC

Personnel

  • Nicko Elliott
    Nicko Elliott, Principal
    Nicko Elliott, Principal
    Nicko Elliott is the principal and co-founder of CIVILIAN. He was previously Creative Partner at the real estate development firm Macro Sea, where he led the design of innovative living and working development projects including Newlab in Brooklyn, and CIEE'S Global Institute in Berlin. Prior to that Nicko worked on projects ranging from penthouse renovations along Central Park, implementing a contemporary urban waterway plan in the medieval center of Fez, Morocco, to collaborating on a residence/gallery with Ai Weiwei in Shanghai. Nicko holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in Musicology from Western University.
  • Ksenia Kagner
    Ksenia Kagner, Co-founder
    Ksenia Kagner, Co-founder
    Ksenia Kagner is the co-founder of CIVILIAN and leads creative direction and new enterprises. Prior to co-founding CIVILIAN, Ksenia led design at WeWork, where she collaborated with cross-functional tech, sales and real estate teams, and fostered partner relationships with global clients and Fortune 500 companies such as Google and Microsoft. She led the renovation of the Chicago Navy Pier while at James Corner Field Operations, and has worked for leading architectural firms in Rotterdam, London, and Berlin. Ksenia earned her Master of Architecture at McGill University and her undergraduate degree in architecture from the University of Waterloo.

Contact

49 Elizabeth Street
4th Floor
New York NY 10013
+1 646 492 1204
[email protected]
@civilian_nyc


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