With previous experience working for an NGO in Senegal, Nathaniel provides hands-on experience and a unique understanding of design’s critical role in generating positive change. He is passionate about discovering the ways in which design can take a more holistic approach to solving complex issues by incorporating social, technical, environmental, and economic factors into the design process.
"My work in Africa reinforced the importance of design as a crucial piece of infrastructure in people's daily lives. Working at the intersection of architecture and international development was an important reminder of how simple solutions to spatial constraints and expressions can make big systems more effective, more productive, and more beautiful."
Nathaniel was awarded a professional development grant by DLR Group, which funded Outside In, an effort to define how architecture is created not only by designers but by the users of the built environment. His dedication to community engagement drives his role in restorative justice and civic design work for DLR Group’s clients, as well as his volunteer roles with AIA Seattle’s Design in Public and Engineering Ministries International.