We are often asked, "How did you get the name Nolan Carter?" Well, when we started the company in 2015, we wanted our name to mean something. We came up with a lot of cool sounding, trendy names but in the end they didn't feel authentic. They had no meaning. Then it hit us, Nolan Carter, the names of our two sons. After all, they were the reason we were doing any of this. Nolan was born in 2007 and Carter came along in 2009. In 2012, Carter was diagnosed with moderate to severe Autism and our world changed. As difficult as that time was, it prepared us to take a leap of faith and start our own firm. We were ready for the challenge. At the end of the day, what matters most is family, and that is reflected in our company name.
We offer architectural services for commercial projects, new construction and renovations. We are located in Green Bay, WI and we have completed projects throughout Wisconsin, including the Madison and Milwaukee areas. Specialty areas of expertise for the firm include dental offices and bank branches.
Ian Wilson co-founded Nolan Carter Architectural Design in 2015 with his wife, Toni Wilson. Ian has over twenty years of experience in architecture, construction, and related fields. During that time Ian built a unique skill set that combines practical construction knowledge with design abilities. Ian takes great pride in helping his clients create a vision and see that vision through to completion. He enjoys finding functionality in a design that helps improve his client's daily lives.
Ian is a current board member for the Northeast Wisconsin Technical College Architectural Advisory Committee. He previously served as the President of the American Institute of Architects Northeast Wisconsin Section. Ian was born and raised locally and has lived most of his life in Northeast Wisconsin. He is a veteran, having served in the United States Army.
Architectural Project Manager
Len Olson joined Nolan Carter Architectural Design in 2021. Len graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Eau Claire with a bachelor’s degree in Management. His experience executing projects as a subcontractor, general contractor and owner’s representative brings a unique perspective to overseeing Contract Administration at Nolan Carter. Len has been involved with new construction and renovation projects throughout the country, but he is most fond of working in Wisconsin. Len’s emphasis on relationship building, thoughtful planning and logical solutions leads toward delivering successful projects.
Toni Wilson co-founded Nolan Carter Architectural Design in 2015 with her husband, Ian Wilson. Toni graduated from the University of Wisconsin Madison with a bachelor's degree in Biology. Previously, she worked for many years in the management of a local food testing laboratory. The organization and attention to detail required in this role prepared her well for her role at Nolan Carter. Toni was born and raised in Green Bay, WI and enjoys having a positive impact on her hometown through her business.