Natalie May joined SPF:a in 2011 and was named an Associate in 2017. During her tenure, she has contributed to a wide variety of projects, including Water’s Edge 3, the Line Lofts at Las Palmas, the AIA|LA award-winning Double Stick Residence, and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. As a project leader she is dedicated to promoting collaboration and coordination in order to deliver successful projects that integrate the client’s needs while executing the firm’s design vision.

Prior to SPF:a, Natalie held a professional internship at Ehrlich Yanai Rhee Chaney Architects in Culver City. She received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo, a program recognized for its emphasis on building science. As part of her academic career she studied abroad in Florence, Italy for a year studying Architecture, Art, and Culture. Originally from Northern California, she has slowly grown to love Los Angeles but enjoys venturing out of the city for fresh air and open space. She has a passion for traveling abroad in search of good food, great wine, interesting architecture and hot weather—and prefers to explore by Vespa.

Beverage

Green tea

Symbol

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Object

Alexander Girard's Little Devil

Location

Florence, Italy

Building

Philip Johnson's Glass House

Vehicle

Vespa Primavera

Animal

Gecko

Song

Everything in Its Right Place

Ritual

Breakfast

Activity

Exploring/wandering

Tagline

Make it count

In one word where do you find inspiration?

Running

What do you love about architecture?

I love architecture because of its ability to evoke an emotional response and ideally influence human experience in positive ways.

What color is architecture?

Nude