George M. Nicholos

Office Location: Norfolk, VA.

Education
  • Bachelors of Environmental Design in Architecture, North Carolina State University
  • Masters of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • J.D., Regent University
Professional & Community Activities
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Institute of Architects
  • American Institute of Architects, Hampton Roads Chapter – Past Board Member and President
  • Hampton Roads Green Building Council – Past Board Member and President
  • City of Chesapeake VA. Historic Preservation Commission,  Past Commissioner and Chairman
  • City of Chesapeake VA. Architectural Review Board, Past Commissioner 2007-2014
Notable Accomplishments
  • Registered Architect – VA
  • Green Building Council Institute – LEED Green Associate

George focuses his practice on construction law, architectural and construction issues, public contracts, and community associations.  George’s 21 years of experience as a licensed architect includes a full-range of traditional architectural professional services including project management, fee preparation, fee negotiation, field data collection, direction of consultant engineers and coordination, project design, construction estimating, preparation of construction documents, specification writing, shop drawing review and construction administration for commercial, institutional, and residential project types.

George’s extensive experience as a building forensic architect includes the analysis of a broad range of building forensic issues including building/material defects, building systems/component failure, moisture intrusion, building code violations, roof failures, settlement damage, and accessibility issues.

George received his Bachelors of Environmental Design in Architecture from the College of Design at North Carolina State University, Masters of Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology, and his J.D. from the School of Law at Regent University.  George is a member and past President of the Hampton Roads Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and a Member of the Hampton Roads Green Building Council.

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Don’t be a victim of an ADA drive-by!
This past year marked the 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. The Act is a civil rights law that promotes the inclusion of people with disabilities in every aspect of life, including existing buildings and facilities.  Under ...
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Construction Industry Economics Respecting COVID-19 Mixed But Positively Trending
The Architecture Billings Index (ABI) is a composite index derived from monthly report surveys from American Institute of Architects (AIA) member firms located throughout the United States reporting on construction project activity the AIA refers to as “Work-on-the-Boards” (projects in the planning and design processes).  The data is compiled by ...
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When Coming In First May Not Be Such A Good Thing?
/ Government Contracts
When parties enter into a contract, they generally intend to follow the terms of a contract. However, sometimes, whether unintentionally or by mistake, inevitably, a party to a contract may breach a term of their contract by failing to follow through on a contractual obligation. Some breaches may be inconsequential ...
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