Principal, MGA | Michael Green Architecture
With an education in both architecture and engineering, Natalie’s approach to design is rooted in innovation, sustainability, and logic. Combined with an emphasis on cross team collaboration, Natalie is driven toward elegant solutions that marry structure, systems, manufacturing, and architecture to create highly sustainable projects that create meaningful change in the building industry. Leading the mass timber movement from its conception, MGA has completed some of the most significant timber buildings and large-scale sustainable developments ever built. They apply this rigour and technology to all their design projects, which range from cultural installations and private homes to residential masterplans and university campuses. MGA has been recognized with over forty international awards for design excellence, including the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Firm of the Year, Architizer’s Best in North America Firm Award, four Governor General’s Medals, two RAIC Innovation Awards and the American Institute of Architects Innovation Award. Natalie has extensive experience working successfully with large stakeholder groups on complex projects including the Oregon State University Forest Sciences Complex, the Governor General Award-winning CLT constructed Ronald McDonald House BC + Yukon, a 23,000 sqm mass timber multi-activity centre in Sweden, and currently a multi-phase mass timber development for Google. With a vision to build for a more sustainable planet, Natalie’s aim is to deeply understand project vision, drivers, and practical requirements at all scales. In her leadership approach, she fosters an environment of openness that facilitates creative dialogue and embraces the complexity of creating innovation in the built environment industry.