G. Niles Bolton, AIA
Chairman & CEO


Niles built NBA based on a dedication to clients and the notion that a building should serve the people who use it. For him, relationships form the foundation of any business and he has seen his firm grow stronger by working in partnership with clients, adding one success atop another.

Niles established the firm in Georgia in 1975 and today he and his partners direct a company ranked among the top 50 US architectural firms, with two offices, a staff of more than 100 and projects that span the country and the globe. He launched NBA from his home and was soon joined in the practice by his college roommate Bill vonHedemann, who remains a partner in the firm. 

A graduate of the Georgia Institute of Technology with a Bachelor of Architecture degree, Niles began his professional career upon returning from Vietnam, where he served as an officer with the Army Corp of Engineers. Niles serves on the Georgia State Licensing Board of Architects and Interior Designers and is involved in numerous community organizations including: Director and Past Chairman of the Buckhead Coalition; Past President of Cherokee Town and Country Club, Board of Trustees member of the Georgia Tech Foundation and the Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School, member of the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute, the National Multi-Housing Council, and the Society of College and University Planning (SCUP), member of World Presidents’ Organization (WPO), and Rotary Club of Atlanta.

In 2015, Niles received the Joseph Mayo Pettit Alumni Distinguished Service Award which is highest award conferred by the Georgia Tech Alumni Association. This award honors alumni who have provided outstanding support of the Institute and Alumni Association throughout a lifetime and who have provided leadership in their chosen professions and local communities.