For Natalie, understanding each client’s vision and challenges requires an open mind and sense of adventure — this exploration is the foundation for good design. Her approach is human-centric: How can we do something unexpected with the materials users will see and touch? How can a space be tailored to current needs while responding to a client’s vision for the future? She always seeks to establish clear guiding principles, finding that many of the answers to these questions fall into place naturally once these have been defined.
Prior to joining WRNS Studio, Natalie helped deliver the Berkeley Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, working with curators, custom local millworkers, and stakeholders to deliver this aspirational project where design and function blend together into a cohesive whole to serve the community. She joined WRNS to engage in a critical studio culture and continue to expand her practice with a diverse range of projects — from museums to high-tech work environments to schools and civic facilities. Natalie earned her Bachelor in Architecture from Columbia and her Master of Architecture from UC Berkeley.