Gabriel Smith and Nicholas Marshall started nodesign in 1994 as a 'laboratory' for design, fabrication and hands on thinking. Until Hurricane Katrina forced Smith to relocate, they collaborated on furniture, sculpture, competitions and installations. Nick Marshall carries on with nodesign where larger projects include architecture commissions.

The two recently collaborated with long time friend Peter Doncaster,
winning the Dallas AIA Center for Architecture competition in the
Dallas arts district. The project is scheduled to be built by the
start of 2009