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Nathaniel Corum, RA

Design Director
Santa Fe, NM, USA

Nathaniel Corum is an architect, planner and a founding member of the Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative. His focus is culturally and environmentally responsive design, with work ranging from the Elder Hogan Homes Initiative, to the Plastiki Expedition cabin, to projects with more than twenty tribal community partners. He has also helped connect over 500 students to real-world design workshops and projects. Corum’s productions and publications include: Native American Green, a PBS episode featuring exemplary indigenous architecture; the Healthy Homes Road Map, an online housing-development tool; and Building a Straw Bale House from Princeton Architectural Press.

Prior to joining MASS, Nathaniel held leadership roles at Sustainable Native Communities Collaborative, Architecture for Humanity, and Indigenous Community Enterprises. A Fulbright Scholarship, a Senior Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas Fellowship, an Enterprise Rose Architectural Fellowship and a Creative Capital Award have supported Nathaniel’s work, which has been featured in Dwell, Domus and The New York Times and exhibited at venues including SFMOMA, the Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna, and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science.

Nathaniel received a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelors of Arts in Design Synthesis: Architecture from Stanford University.