2017 - Present    Ken Down Architects | Graduate Architect, Multimedia Designer 

2013 – 2017    University at Buffalo, New York | Teaching Assistant: First Year Studio, Theory, History,                                                                                 Diversity and Design

2013 – 2015   AIAS American Institute of Architectural Students | President, Design Competition                                                                                                                     Coordinator of UB Chapter 

2011 – 2013    SPICUS, Pennsylvania | Communication for Korean Professionals 




Natalie received her Master’s Degree in Architecture in January 2017 from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Her focus was material culture using both digital and analogue fabrication. She worked with tools such as CNC mills, laser cutters, plasma cutters, 3D printers and is always working on improving her carpentry skills.


Additionally, she studied at Aarhus Arkitektskolen in Denmark on a one year exchange. This specialized architectural design school exposed her to diverse fabrication techniques including robotics and bronze casting. Natalie participated in an FSC Furniture Design Competition in Copenhagen where she proposed and built a flat-pack chicken house using furniture making techniques.


Natalie brings a unique quality to architectural practice with her background. She completed her Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics at Michigan State University with a cognate in interior design in 2010. This has given her insight into the pragmatics and semantics of space and place. Natalie taught architecture at the university level as a teaching assistant. She loves absorbing and passing on knowledge and strives to build a better understanding of our world.


Natalie has been traveling to Australia frequently since 2013 and she now calls the Sunshine Coast home. She loves animals and the natural landscape. She is also involved in performance arts including dance and music. 



  • Papillon, Hamilton Island

  • Sandstone Point Holiday Resort, Sandstone Point

  • Glasshouse, Hamilton Island

  • RACV Noosa Resort, Noosa

  • Plantation on Beach, Cannonvale

  • Ice Creams Galore Fitout, Mooloolaba Wharf

  • Thompson Institute Mind & Neuroscience Centre, Birtinya.

  • Eco Centre - Immanuel Lutheran College

  • McCullough Residence, Buderim

  • First Bay Residences, Coolum

  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Noosa

  • Cabinets Cabinets Cabinets at Assembly House 150 – Buffalo, NY

  • Hønsegården FSC Furniture Design Competition– Aarhus, Denmark

  • Digital Lamp Fabrication in Bronze and Plywood – Aarhus, Denmark

  • The Steer Façade Competition – Buffalo, NY

  • Family of Forms Ceramics Exhibition – Madison, WI

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