At MIT, Natasha aims to further examine the relationship between real estate and the built environment, more specifically in fostering a design-sensitive, sustainable approach to development and explore possibilities of innovations in adaptive-reuse to give new life, not only to the buildings themselves but to the surrounding communities.
She brings experience as an associate project manager at AutoCamp, a real estate development company specializing in luxury outdoor hospitality. Most recently, Natasha helped manage the completion of a $9.8M project at their newest location outside of Yosemite National Park in relation to all project deliverables from design through construction and close out. She was tasked with developing new brand standards for OS&E/FF&E design selections as well as managing all external design consultants ranging from interior designers, architects, and specialty design fabricators. One of her most notable contributions was co-leading the redesign and construction of AutoCamp’s new luxury tents and accessible-friendly units. In addition, Natasha also compiled feasibility and preliminary conceptual programming layouts for all potential AutoCamp properties.
Prior to AutoCamp, Natasha worked for five years as an architectural designer at Loescher Meachem Architects (LMA), an adaptive-reuse firm specializing in tenant improvement and creative office headquarters. At LMA, Natasha helped design and develop all stages from feasibility studies, programming, construction documentation, and construction administration for clients such as Beats by Dre, Saatchi & Saatchi, and Team One with construction costs ranging from $3.7M to $33M.
Natasha holds an undergraduate degree in Architecture from UCLA. In her free time, Natasha enjoys traveling and exploring the world, camping outdoors, and managing her side photography business. Natasha joins MIT as the 2019-2020 Sustainable Real Estate Development Action (SREDA) Fellow.