J. Harley Nalley

J. Harley Nalley

Denver, CO, US



Harely is from Georgia. During his youth, he experienced communion with nature secluded in the wild. As an adult, a life spent as a hispanophile took him to Spain. For the first time, he felt the same shelter of the woods in that of the city. His moments of discovery felt natural; they felt like rediscoveries.  Harley considers himself to be a man of letters fascinated by the city. His primary interest lies in the borderland between memory of place, the human imagination and the materialized substance of the world. He believes that architecture constitutes a language we employ to locate, map and navigate this borderland.


J. Harley Nalley, Author, Printmaker, Draftsman

Jun 2013 - current

Cheatham Fletcher Scott Architects, Augusta, GA, US, Architectural Designer

Oct 2013 - Oct 2014

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, Teaching Assistant for Wood and Steel Structures

Sep 2012 - Jun 2013

Atelier Rob Voerman, Arnhem, NL, Artist Assistant

model making, sculpture, metalwork.
worked on a wall piece for the Ministry of Economics in Den Haag.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012


Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Providence, RI, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Jun 2010 - Jun 2013

Areas of Specialization