Nathan is a Senior Associate and Architect, celebrating his ten-year anniversary at SRG Partnership in 2017. He practices project management and concept-to-construction design for inspired clients such as the Museum of Flight, the Seattle Housing Authority, the King County Library System, Washington State Department of Enterprise Services, and Pike Place Market. His enthusiasm for iterative, collaborate and creative problem solving and his technical acuity were born in a past career in product design in San Francisco, where he was Chief Designer at Atlas Snow-Shoe Company.
Nathan’s experience with projects necessitating encouraging, gathering and synthesizing diverse ideas from clients, design teams, and the public also serves his goals of empowering youth and social justice on the Board of Directors for Communities in Schools of Seattle. He appreciates the opportunity to apply his unique perspective and skills in creative problem solving to the comprehensive strategy of an organization providing opportunity for those facing the biggest challenges in our community. He brings experience volunteering, planning and learning with organizations such as the AIA Committee on the Environment, Team Read, Leadership Tomorrow, the ACE Mentor program, Habitat for Humanity and Big Brothers Big Sisters.
Growing up on a remote, wooded Girl Scout camp on the Olympic Peninsula informs Nathan’s design for sustainable and inspiring environments as well as his passion for outdoor recreation. His wife and daughter share his love of the snow where he can be found back-country split-boarding, snowshoeing or just throwing snowballs in the winter. Other seasons see Nathan hiking, exploring city parks, gardening at the Judkins P-Patch in Seattle’s Central District, and cooking. He enjoys the meditative exercise and flexibility challenge of yoga year-round.
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