Nathaniel Stanton

Nathaniel Stanton

New York, NY, US



My passion is the pursuit of architecture and design through the medium of structural engineering.  I hold degrees in Mechanical Engineering, Civil (Structural) Engineering and Architecture which allows me a unique vantage point to study their intersection.

Recently, I opened Craft | Engineering Studio to more effectively address the desire among architects for an engineering consultant that is progressive and forward thinking but operates on a scale that engenders creativity and collaboration between disciplines.  Craft is a boutique engineering consultancy that is set up as a studio to foster innovation and exploration within the field of structural engineering in order to more effectively impact and excite the field of architecture.

This pursuit builds on 17 years of experience in structural engineering consulting.  Most recently, as the Group Leader and Founder of the Special Projects group within the New York office of Buro Happold Consulting Engineers.  In this role, I led many significant projects including the World Trade Center VOEC main Atrium and Tridents, the Phoenix Civic Space Sculpture "Her Secret is Patience", the New Amsterdam Pavilion, the West Thames Street Bridge and the Israel Antiquities Authority's Tensile Canopies.



CRAFT | Engineering Studio, New York, NY, US, Principal / Project Structural Engineer

Founded studio as a structural engineering consultancy to architects and artists whose projects challenge traditional methods of structural analysis, design and fabrication

The studio is comprised of individuals whose backgrounds and talents lie in structural and mechanical engineering, architecture and computation

Oct 2009 - current

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, Adjunct Associate Professor, Building Technology Area Coordinator, Studio Consultant

Seminars given to graduate students in the Architecture school (Courses: History of Structural Art, Composite Building Structures, Integrated Building Studio)

Developed graduate seminars and consulted to architectural studios

Jan 2008 - current

Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ, US, Adjunct Lecturer

Seminars given to graduate students in the Product – Architecture program with backgrounds in architecture, engineering and product design (Composite Building Structures)

Developed lecture series, projects, exams and discussions using interdisciplinary approach

Jan 2010 - May 2011

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Studio Consultant

Provided consulting to graduate architecture studios in structural engineering and design

Focused on the integration of structural engineering and architecture in design

Jan 2010 - May 2011

BuroHappold, New York City, Associate / Group Leader – Special Projects

Founded Special Projects group within Buro Happold’s structural engineering discipline focusing on projects with material, geometrical or analytical complexity

Led team of designers with backgrounds in engineering, architecture and computation to resolve complex issues focusing on analysis, materials, computation and fabrication

Sep 2007 - Oct 2009

GFDS Engineers, San Francisco, CA, US, Associate / Project Structural Engineer

Project leader and project structural engineer for residential / commercial projects with geometrical or analytical complexity in all materials

Implemented digitally based design, analysis and fabrication technologies into practice

May 2006 - Sep 2007

Robert Darvas Associates PC, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Partner / Senior Structural Engineer

Project leader and structural engineer for commercial / residential projects in all materials

Responsible for client communication, business management and project management

Jan 1996 - May 2006

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Adjunct Lecturer

Lectures given as part of the core curriculum to seniors and graduate students in the Architecture program (Courses: Structures 1, Structures 2)

Developed lecture series, projects, homework and exams

Sep 2000 - May 2001

Stanton – Taber Contracting, South Kingston, RI, Partner / Contractor

Started and managed successful design/build firm concentrating in residential construction

Designed, drafted and provided construction for projects

Jun 1989 - Jan 1996


University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, Masters, Civil (Structural) Engineering

Sep 1995 - May 1998

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 1994 - May 1998

ETH Zürich, Zürich, CH, Architecture/Structural Engineering

Feb 1997 - Jul 1997

University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH, US, Bachelors, Mechanical Engineering

Sep 1989 - May 1993

Areas of Specialization