Nathalie Gonzalez

Nathalie Gonzalez

Newport Beach, CA, US




With over 13 years of experience, I am a LEED accredited professional, a licensed architect and an urban planner skilled at project management, sustainability and design.  I would like to further my career with an innovative company that has solid core values, a clear mission and an aggressive eye on the future of design, sustainability and development. 

The following offers a few highlights of my competencies:

  • Accomplished Architect:  As a project architect and planner, I have participated in most aspects of design and construction, including feasibility, design, permitting, and construction administration. Licensed architect in Arizona and Washington states.  AIA member. Part of AIA Los Angeles Committee of the Environment.
  • Integrated Solutions: Experienced in multiple building types, including interiors, mixed use, commercial, retail, multi-family and community development.  Provided turn-key and integrated services incorporating graphic design, signage, corporate identity, space planning, interior design and staging.
  • Experience in LEED and Sustainability:  I have been involved in the United States Green Building Council (USGBC) since 2001 and a LEED Accredited Professional since 2003. Provided sustainable solutions and best management practices for new and existing projects, businesses and operations - some of which have been awarded LEED certifications. Director of Sustainability for a design and construction firm.  Co-chair and founder of the USGBC-LA South Bay branch.
  • Management:  Created innovative programs and company divisions developing new revenue streams by leveraging and building upon existing resources. I have acted as the project lead and liaison between clients, consultants and construction teams. Managed Los Angeles County projects with multi-million dollar budgets. Project Management Professional certification through PMI.

I’m very interested in speaking with you about job opportunities and how my skills may be useful. 


Nathalie Gonzalez


Vanir Construction Management, Los Angeles, CA, US, Assistant Project Director, Los Angeles County Office of Sustainability

Jun 2009 - current

Freelance Architect/ Sustainability Consultant, Los Angeles, CA, US, Freelance Consultant

Sep 2007 - current

Palladeo, Glendale, CA, US, Director of Sustainability, Architecture

Sep 2008 - Apr 2009

Swaback pllc. Architecture and Planning, Scottsdale, AZ, US, Architectural Project Manager/ Urban Planner/ Green Consultant

May 2003 - Oct 2007

Weber Thompson, Seattle, WA, US, Job Captain- Architecture and Planning

Apr 2001 - Apr 2003

Donahou Design Group, Seattle, WA, Intern Architect/ Planner

Jan 1998 - Apr 2001

Eglin, Cohen and Dannahy, Tucson, AZ, US, Intern Architect

May 1997 - Sep 1997


University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, MArch, College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Jan 1999 - Sep 2000

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, US, College of Business Administration

Enrolled in the MBA program until March classes started.

Jun 1998 - Jan 1999

University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, US, College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture

Sep 1994 - Jan 1998


Projects with Awards, Other

- 2010 AIA-LA Design Awards nomination – Chagoury Couture
- 2010 ASID Design Excellence Award - One Montgomery Plaza
- 2008 ASID Arizona North Design Excellence Awards – One Montgomery Plaza
- 2008 ASID Arizona North Design Excellence Awards – Aerie Sedona Sales Center
- 2006 Multifamily Executive Merit Award - Cristalla
- 2006 Masonry Institute of Washington Award of Commendation - Cristalla
- Best New Construction 2-5 Million Award by Associated Builders and Contractors - Scan Design Furniture


Architecture License - Arizona, Other

- AIA Member
- NCARB certification


LEED AP (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional), Other

- member of USGBC since 2003
- Los Angeles South Bay Branch founder and co-chair
- LEED projects include:
1. LA County ISD Headquarters – LEED EBOM silver
2. Albertsons La Habra - LEED CI silver
3. Martis Camp Maintenance and Operations – LEED NC silver
4. Martis Camp Starter Pavilion - LEED NC certified
5. Issaquah Highlands Blakely Hall – LEED NC silver
6. Martis Camp Gatehouse – LEED NC (in progress – certified expected)
7. Albertsons Rancho Cucamonga – LEED CI (in progress – silver expected)


Certified Project Management Professional, Other

- member of the Project Management Institute (PMI)


Architecture License - Washington State, Other

- AIA Member
- NCARB certification


Areas of Specialization