About NM Interiors Group:

Our boutique commercial interiors studio, located in downtown Phoenix, Arizona, was founded in 2003. Our approach is both collaborative and creative. Without exaggeration, we can state that NM Interiors solutions typically far exceed client expectations.

We enjoy working closely with owners, end users and associated industry professionals to achieve maximum functional efficiency. Indeed, we believe such collaboration is crucial to the success of any project.

NM Interiors is committed to creating spaces that are thoughtfully designed. LEED and other sustainability standards are integrated into the design process as we develop spaces that are sensitive to our environment.

Our experience is multi-faceted and extensive, including LEED Certified projects throughout the United States. Our most recent projects include retail spaces, corporate offices, medical offices, hospitality and federal and municipal facilities.

Our grateful and often delighted clients' respect and referrals are the greatest reward any designer could ask for. Nonetheless, we can report that our ASID peers have given our projects multiple awards for design excellence.

Our principal, Norma Escandón Michaels, is involved in every step of each project. Her commitment to quality is profound and unsurpassed.

NM Interiors is a Minority, Woman Owned Business. It is certified as a Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) by ADOT, the City of Phoenix, and City of Tucson. It is also certified by the Arizona Unified Certification Program.

Summary of Our Services:

  • Programming/Cost Space Analysis
  • As-Built Drawings
  • Space Planning
  • Tenant Improvements
  • Perspective Drawings and Renderings
  • Construction Drawings
  • Custom Furniture and Millwork Designs
  • Furniture and Finish Selections and Budgeting
  • Furniture Specifications
  • Furniture Installation Drawings
  • Procurement of Furnishings and Finishes
  • Signage Programs
  • Coordination of Installation
  • Artwork Programs
  • CID/SID Preparation

Norma Escandón Michaels, ASID
Principal/Interior Architectural Designer


About our leader:

With over 30 years of commercial design experience on projects in Arizona, and across the world, NM Interiors Group Principal/Owner, Norma Escandón Michaels, is well prepared to ensure that client expectations are met and exceeded.

Norma is an ASID designer, NCIDQ Certified, and a LEED Green Associate. She is also an award-winning designer with many published projects.

Norma is a third generation Phoenician who is committed to the desert that she calls home. Nonetheless, she has traveled extensively and designed projects throughout the world. She previously supervised development of hospitality design projects from inception through final build-out in locations throughout the United States for Best Western, International.

She also acted as project manager / space planner
on behalf of the KMS Building Group and Koll, International.

Norma has instructed commercial design courses at Arizona State University and multiple community colleges in the Phoenix area.

She is a graduate of Arizona State University, College of Architecture from which she received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Interior Architecture.


Professional Affiliations and
Registration include:

  • Registered Interior Designer,
    State of Texas #11127
  • Professional Member of the
    American Institute of Interiors Designers
  • NCIDQ Certificate #8390
  • LEED Green Associate
  • Toastmaster, CTM
  • Lifetime Certification to Teach at
    Maricopa Community Colleges