Nathalie joined Studio William Hefner in 2000 and was named Associate in 2005. She advanced to Principal in the firm in 2013. A native of France, Nathalie earned her master’s degree in Architecture in 1992 from the prestigious French School of Architecture, Paris-la-Seine. Her previous work experience includes the Paris office of internationally renowned architect Santiago Calatrava, where she collaborated on the design development of “The City of Science and Arts, Valencia, Spain”.
For the New York office of BNK Architects Nathalie managed a number of commercial projects, including designing offices in historical buildings such as Rockefeller Center and the GE Building. She was the project manager for the Buckley Residence in Long Island, which received an AIA Design award.
Nathalie has developed an uncompromising sense of design and effective management skills to successfully lead a variety of projects from inception through construction administration. She is a strong communicator who facilitates successful collaboration with clients, consultants, contractors, and government agencies. Her social vision has helped the firm win awards for pro-bono projects, most notably single and multi-family housing competitions in 2009 and 2010 for the Design Pattern Book for Habitat for Humanity of Greater L.A.
William Hefner - AIA
Kazuko Hoshino - Principal, Interior Design
Carla Vaga - AIA, LEED AP, Principal
Nathalie Aragno - Principal
Michael Aquino - LEED GA, Associate
Mark Imagawa - LEED AP BD+C, Associate
Bob Irvine - Director, Montecito Office