Nate grew up in Akron, Colorado. Akron is a small farming and ranching community in Northeastern Colorado. Nate's love of construction sent him to Goodland, Kansas where he attended a one year Carpentry course and a two year Technical Drafting course. This education landed him his first job as an Architectural Draftsman at Landmark Archtiects and Engineers in Hutchinson, Kansas. After 5 years of experience he wanted to further his education to become an Architect.
In August of 2000, Nate began his professional education at Kansas State Universtiy. While studying at KSU he was fortunate to have the opportunity to study abroad in Italy and Peru. Upon graduating with his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2005, he headed to Montana.
Nate worked with Kirk Michels, Architect, for five years. He worked as an Intern Architect and Project Manager in Livingston, Montana. He learned the ropes of high end rustic and log architecture in Big Sky country. He learned to love the area and outdoor activities that Montana provides like fly fishing and skiiing! In late 2009 a tough economy forced a relocation to the Kansas City area.
In late 2009 he found himself working in a two car garage building Modern furniture with Jerad Foster in Kansas City. The rest is Studio Build history! Kansas City has treated Nate well. It was a city he avoided, preferring smaller more rural parts of the country. After living here a few years he realized how much he loves Kansas City and the opportunities it has provided him. Not only has he had the opportunity to work with great friends who are tallented designers and craftsmen, it has provided him with his wife Jodi!
Studio Build - Kansas City. Missouri
Architect & Partner - January 2010 - Present
ADF Construx, LLC - Kansas City, Missouri
Owner - November 2013 - Present
Kirk Michaels Architects - Livingston, Montana
Architectural Intern / Project Manager - June 2005 – October 2009
Landmark Architects and Engineers - Hutchinson . Kansas
Architectural Draftsman - May 1996 – August 2000
Architecture Licensure: NCARB: Colorado, Kansas, Missouri & Montana
Professional Affiliations: National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB), Johnson County, Kansas Residential Class "C" Contractor, International Code Council.
Kansas State University – Manhattan . Kansas – Bachelor of Architecture - May 2005
Peru Design/Build Intersession - December 2004 – January 2005
Italart – Italian Studies – Castiglion Fiorentino . Italy . February 2003 – May 2003
Colby Community College – Colby . Kansas – Associates of Applied Science - May 1996
Northwest Kansas Technical School – Goodland . Kansas - Technical Drafting Diploma & Credentials - May 1996 - Carpentry Diploma & Credentials, July 1994