Nathalia specializes in life sciences. Her favorite project phases are schematic design and design development because they inspire her creativity and allow her to translate the wishes and needs of clients into architectural language. She believes that every lab should serve not only scientists, but also surrounding communities, and that spaces should reflect both corporate and local culture.
Architectural technology has decreased the need for drafting skills, but Nathalia upholds tradition: She often sketches renderings by hand before anything goes to the computer. Her love of drawing is one of the reasons she entered the field of architecture, which she views as the perfect blend of art and engineering – the focus of her undergraduate studies.
Before joining SGA Nathalia was an architectural designer at Silverman Trykowski Associates, Inc. There she completed a wide range of projects, including offices, retail, housing, and schools. Previously she worked in Brazil – where she was born and raised – in a variety of roles in quality engineering departments.
Nathalia earned a Master of Architecture from Boston Architectural College, a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from UNITAU University in Taubaté, Brazil; and a specialized degree in human resources from the Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation in São Paulo. Outside of the office, she enjoys traveling, drawing, cooking Brazilian food, and learning languages. She speaks English, Portuguese, and Spanish, and is in the process of adding French to this list. Bonne chance, Nathalia!