Natalie Smith
Interior Designer
I uncovered the world of architecture and design using the conventional and uninspiring method: a career exploration exercise. One 'click' into the Interior Design page had me hooked for life. Further exploration into the field of architecture and design lead me to follow my passion and dive into the industry.

My favorite part of architecture and design is the way we connect the built environment and the human experience. A combination of art, science, and people allows us to influence users in intricate and subtle ways. Because of this relationship, my design philosophy follows a user-centered approach that benefits both implicit and explicit needs of users and overall function of the space. This approach also includes the advocacy of human wellness and the betterment of the natural world via health-conscious and environmentally sustainable design practices.

The opportunity to guide and educate clients is what I enjoy most about the design process. It is important for all parties involved to understand not only what we do, but why we do it. Working through a project is a huge opportunity for architects and designers to directly explain our influence on issues like human wellbeing, environmental sustainability, equity, social justice, and more.

My educational background includes a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point in Interior Architecture. My time in Stevens Point kick-started my love of travel, running, and exploring... sometimes all at once! I also enjoy spending time in the outdoors, at the lake, or by a campfire with good company.