Natasha A. Trice

Natasha A. Trice

New York, NY, US



I am a recent graduate of Columbia University's Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design Program (MSAUD '15) with a Bachelors of Architecture from Philadelphia University (CA_BE '15)

My passion for the built environment emanates from discovering and creating cultural, vernacular expressions through creating a positive social impact in contexts like informal settlements, which I have done in Malawi and South Africa. Each disparate background I have observed has enhanced my passion for exploring what makes architecture vernacular, transcendent and aesthetically infused with unique regional and cultural values. Designing for different cultures, climates, and contexts, generates very unique architectural and urban design challenges that promotes, and requires innovation. This “innovation as a result of need”, is truly the keystone of architecture and its results are what make this pursuit truly remarkable. 






Office of Metropolitan Architecture, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Sep 2015 - current

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Lead Researcher/Project Designer

Lead Researcher and Project Designer with Columbia GSAPP Studio-X Beijing Project, Tram & Pedestrianization Precinct on Des Voeux Road, to be exhibited in the 2015 Hong Kong Biennale, in Hong Kong, China.

Aug 2015 - Sep 2015

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant

Under Richard Plunz, Urban Design Program Director - Urban Design Studio III
• Collaborated with other Teacher Assistants to orchestrate the End of The Year Urban Design Exhibition
• Organized, prepared, and presented introductory presentations

Under David G. Shane, Adjunct Professor - Recombinant Urbanism
• Organized group presentations
• Prearranged and facilitated guest lectures

Jan 2015 - May 2015

Philadelphia University College of Architecture and the Built Environment, Philadelphia, PA, US, Teaching Assistant

Under Carl Dress & Armando Plata, Adjunct Faculty - Design I Foundations Course

• Tutored first year students on design thinking, design
processes, and technical applications
• Reviewed class presentations and critiques

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014

CVS Pharmacy, Philadelphia, PA, US, Pharmacy Technician

• Preformed daily operations such as: filling prescriptions, providing customer service, authorized prescriptions, refill prescription stock, and cashier duties

Aug 2009 - May 2013


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Masters, Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design

Jun 2014 - May 2015

Philadelphia University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Collage of Architecture and the Built Environment

Aug 2009 - May 2014


Martinson Capstone Award, Award

“Designing Ubuntu” - Philadelphia University Student Recipient


The John Stewardson Memorial in Architecture 113th Competition - Finalist, Other

“The Ridge Trail” Top 20 projects in PA State


Alpha Lambda Delta, Nomination

College Level National Honors Society 2009-2014


Gensler Diversity Scholarship - Finalist, Other

“Patch Adams Free Clinic of Philadelphia” Finalist


Areas of Specialization