Nathalie Jolivert

Nathalie Jolivert

New York, NY, US



Nathalie Jolivert is a New York City–based architectural designer and artist who grew up in Port-au-Prince and received her B.F.A. and B.Arch. from the Rhode Island School of Design. While at RISD she won the Gensler National Diversity Award in 2011, which features her eco-touristic project for the indigenous Wayuu tribe of La Guajira in Colombia. Professionally, Jolivert worked on various projects with Architecture For Humanity, Studio Drum Collaborative, and the Architectural Association Visiting School in Haiti. As a painter, she also won a travel art residency to Bangladesh and Malawi which led to an exhibition at the Frontiers in Development Forum in Washington, DC (2014). Her interest in the urban fabric of Port-au-Prince led her to write an essay titled "Bringing down the Walls," published in UCLA's Haiti NOW urban almanac (2015). Jolivert's design process is often inspired by local stories, which she incorporates throughout her architectural and art projects.

From 2017 to 2019, Jolivert worked as a Junior Architectural Designer at TOLA Architecture, a Brooklyn-based office specialized in residential projects. She currently works at Island Exterior Fabricators on the curtain wall facade design and fabrication of NYU Langone Health's new Ambulatory Clinic Center in Brooklyn Heights. 




Sep 2019 - current

TOLA architecture pllc, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architectural Designer

Apr 2017 - Sep 2019

Studio Drum Collaborative, New York, Architectural Designer

Nov 2013 - Jun 2014

Architecture For Humanity, Port-au-Prince, HT, Architectural Designer

Jan 2013 - Nov 2013

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Gensler, San Francisco, CA, US, Architectural Designer

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011


Sep 2007 - Jun 2012


Gensler National Diversity Award, 1st Place

May 2011

Gensler, a leading global design and architecture firm, announced the winners of its 2011 Diversity Scholarship. First prize went to Nathalie Jolivert, an architecture student at the Rhode Island School of Design; Marcus Addision Hooks of Yale University received second prize honor.

Gensler's Diversity Scholarship program reflects Gensler's longstanding commitment to the recruitment and development of diverse emerging design talent and was founded to encourage a more robust dialogue between the architectural profession and African-American architecture students. The program raises awareness of the architectural profession as a career choice and seeks to make design careers more accessible for African-American students. The program is a critical component of Gensler's university and student outreach programs.


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