Nate Cormier MLA ’99 has joined the leadership of Los Angeles-based Rios Clementi Hale Studios as a Principal. He previously spent two decades working on parks, nature preserves, transit station areas, educational and research facilities, and public spaces for large and small firms in Seattle and Los Angeles, including SvR Design Company and AECOM.

“As a new principal landscape architect, Nate brings incredible energy and depth to our team,” firm founder Mark Rios MArch ’82, MLA ’82 said in a press release. “His divergent interests—from Japanese gardens to the future of urbanism—will expand our practice and lead us in new directions.”

Samantha Harris MLA ’99, who attended the GSD with Cormier and serves as a Principal at Rios Clementi Hale Studios added, “I was always impressed by Nate’s career path, dedication, design talent, and deep involvement in the profession. This remarkable ability has allowed him—within only two years of moving to Los Angeles—to internalize the complex nuances of practicing in LA.”

Read the full press release.

Image courtesy of Rios Clementi Hale Studios.