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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 provide creative direction, interior consulting, styling and staging services.



Civilian Objects - launching in October 2021 - will offer quality goods for labor, recreation, and rest.

Projects

  • Bard College Berlin Residences 2021
    Berlin DE
    Bard College Berlin Residences 2021
    Berlin DE
  • Bedford Stuyvesant Townhouse 2021
    Brooklyn USA
    Bedford Stuyvesant Townhouse 2021
    Brooklyn USA
  • New Lab 77 Washington 2020
    Brooklyn USA
    New Lab 77 Washington 2020
    Brooklyn USA
  • Fort Greene Townhouse 2020
    Brooklyn USA
    Fort Greene Townhouse 2020
    Brooklyn USA
  • CIEE Rome Global Institute 2019
    Rome IT
    CIEE Rome Global Institute 2019
    Rome IT
  • Exalt Youth Office 2019
    New York USA
    Exalt Youth Office 2019
    New York USA
  • Shared Living Studio Prototype 2017
    Brooklyn USA
    Shared Living Studio Prototype 2017
    Brooklyn USA
  • Gowanus Project Space 2017
    Brooklyn USA
    Gowanus Project Space 2017
    Brooklyn USA
  • Newlab 2016
    Brooklyn USA
    Newlab 2016
    Brooklyn USA
  • 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 to implementing a contemporary urban waterway plan in the medieval center of Fez, Morocco. 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 was part of the senior design leadership team for WeWork, responsible for re-branding their interior design direction. She has worked for leading architectural firms in NYC, 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
hello@civilianprojects.com
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