Nate Cherry

Nate Cherry



“Cities are our greatest invention, because they are created as a uniquely collective act.”

Nate has lived and practiced in major cities throughout North America. “Because of the significant challenges cities now face today—climate change, homelessness, lack of affordability and the need to innovate, to name a few—city leaders are moving from simple ‘extractive’ to more complex, ‘regenerative’ models. Many are thinking much more about the interplay of built, natural, and demographic systems,” he says. “Developers have a significant role in leveraging capital improvements and making growth happen; but promoting biodiversity and improving the natural environment while giving stakeholders a voice through collective co-authorship are just as important.”

Since 1995, Nate’s work has included large redevelopment projects such as sports and entertainment, transit-oriented mixed use, innovation hubs, and airport-related developments. Nate’s services include project strategy, concept design, outreach and research.

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Nate is a panelist and speaker at national conferences and universities and is a recognized thought leader on the nexus between strategy, design, and human behavior in cities. His efforts to create new models for urban design have been recognized with more than a hundred local, state, and national awards.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (213) 452-5315
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  • Education

  • Harvard University, Master of Urban Design
  • Tulane University, M.Arch
  • Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies
  • Associations

  • College of Fellows
    American Institute of Architects
  • American Planning Association
  • U.S. Green Building Council, LEED AP