Nalina Moses

Nalina Moses

New York, NY, US



Author, Single-handedly, from Princeton Architectural Press, 2019.

Blogger, Drown Me in Beauty

Freelance design and architecture writer

Accomplished, experienced, registered architect with an expertise in high-end retail and residential work.

Adept at leading projects through all phases, from conceptual design, budgeting and scheduling through construction and completion.

Specialty in retail millwork design, envisioning and prototyping new fixtures and systems, integrating details with drawings and specifications, and managing roll-outs.



Michael Kors (USA), Inc., New York, NY, US, Project Manager, Store Design North America Retail

Leading design and supervising construction for roster of Womens, Mens, and Outlet stores in North America. Leading design, development and implementation of millwork programs and architectural details for new store design concepts. Refining and value engineering existing millwork programs and architectural details for existing store design concepts.

Nov 2014 - current

Nalina Moses Architect P.C., New York, NY, US, Principal

Owner and principal of architecture practice that completes space planning studies, commercial and residential renovations, and architectural and millwork drawings for high end retail projects.

Sep 2009 - current

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Led project team from conceptual through design development for two new campus buildings at Brown University. Worked with design partner, client, consultants, and contractor to refine program, design, value engineering strategies, and construction schedule

Jan 2008 - Sep 2009

COACH, New York, NY, US, Project Manager, Store Design International

Supervised design and construction of new shops, expansions and retrofits in freestanding locations, mall stores, department store shops, and within airport terminals. Developed shop and fixture designs in accordance with brand image, marketing strategies, business development, and merchandising goals. Worked in domestic, travel/leisure, and international locations.

Jan 2004 - Sep 2007


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, MArch, Architecture

Architectural studies with a focus on cultural research and site investigation, and how they impact form-making. Thesis: A Convent in Boston's North End

Sep 1990 - Jun 1994

Yale University, New Haven, CT, US, Bachelors, History of Art

History of Art with a focus in modern art and architecture. Thesis: Court Photography in Nineteenth-Century India

Sep 1985 - Jun 1989


Architecture Writing Fellowship at the Writers Colony in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, Other

Won a month-long fellowship at the Writers Colony in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, to research and write about trends in American vernacular architecture. The study focused on thorncrown Chapel by Faye Jones.


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