Nathan Van Wylen,
BiographyNathan believes that design excellence arises from an in-depth understanding of the complex relationships inherent in each project. He focuses on cultivating exceptional architectural responses by critically responding to the history, location, environment, culture, client, and budget. Recently joining MSR, Nathan received a Master of Architecture with high distinction from the University of Michigan in 2013. He also holds a Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in biology with an environmental studies concentration from Saint Olaf College. Nathan has received several honors, including the University of Michigan’s Taubman Scholar Award and Oberdick Scholar Award. He has experience using a wide range of software programs, including Autodesk Revit, SketchUp, and Rhino, and fabrication tools, such as 3D printing, laser cutting, and CNC water jet cutting and routing. Prior to joining MSR, Nathan worked for Christian Dean Architecture. As a student at the University of Michigan, he was a graduate student instructor, digital fabrication lab technician, and editor of Dimensions 24, the 2011 volume of the university’s annual, student-produced journal of architecture.
- Private Residence (Aspen, CO).
- Project for Pride in Living (PPL) Franklin Theater Conversion (Minneapolis, MN).