NATALIE GUALY has seven years of experience working at architecture firms in the US and China. She worked on an international design team at the United Design Group in Shanghai. While in Shanghai, she worked with various real estate developers designing mixed-use and multi-family properties in China and Taiwan. In the U.S., she has worked for various design firms including the Charleston Civic Design Center in Charleston, SC and Gresham, Smith, and Partners in Nashville, TN. She has led projects ranging from a 500 sf in-house music studio to a 400,000 sf conversion of a shopping mall to a medical office building for Vanderbilt University Medical Center. Within Seattle, Natalie was the project manager of design/development at OneBuild, Inc. where she managed Seattle’s first multi-family modular project located on Capitol Hill.
Natalie serves as the Chair of the City of Seattle’s East Design Review Board. She is a member of Urban Land Institute and the Young Leaders Group. She was selected as a 2011 Runstad Fellow at the University of Washington. Her research explored and analyzed real estate trends, growth management, and urban sustainability in Istanbul, Turkey. She received a BA in architecture at Clemson University and earned a Master of Architecture and Master of Science in Real Estate at the University of Washington, College of Built Environments. Her architecture thesis is entitled 'Reconnecting Cuba's Waterfront: An Urban Strategy for Post-Revolution Havana.'