Mademan Builds Quality, Sustainable Projects in STL, USA.



Mademan Design, LLC was founded on the belief that good design starts with the understanding of quality construction. Established by Nick Adams in 2013, Mademan is a single workshop that specializes in both architecture and fabrication.

Our work can be seen throughout the midwest at bars, restaurants, coffee shops, retail stores, office spaces, and residential dwellings alike. Though every project is unique we focus on creative, modern, and sustainable design.



Mademan is the product of architect, builder, and native St Louisan Nick Adams. After graduating from the Studio 804 design/build program at The University of Kansas Nick spent years working with the local office of Space Architects + Constructors who are leaders in modern restaurant design. Wanting to focus more on residential work, Nick spent some time with the progressive urban-redevelopment studio UIC/CDO before launching mademan design early in 2013.

Nick Adams – Owner, Architect, Welder & Woodworker
Registered Architect.
LEED Accredited Professional.
Master of Architecture, University of Kansas, 2007.



The passion started with my education. Studio 804, the design-build graduate studio at the University of Kansas, initiated the change in my perception of ‘good’. Turning ‘design’ into ‘building’, tangibly connecting ideas to implementation brought about a refreshing way of looking at all things, both more reasonably but also more romantically. Then finding that others, too, in a variety of other fields were engaging in this same level of thought and dedication opened my world of interest and inspiration to any and all things DESIGN. For some it’s art, for others it’s music. Some get into food and drink, and certainly there are those that geek on bikes. But for me it’s built things. As with any of these specialties – the complexities of a great album or the skills of your local cocktail pharmacist – I’ve found there’s an underlying relationship that I hope to include in my own work… character, quality, and craft.