Nathaniel Felder, AIA, LEED AP BD+C


Portrait of Nathaniel Felder.
Portrait of Nathaniel Felder.

Since joining COOKFOX in 2014, Nat has worked on 535 Carlton Avenue in Brooklyn and a boutique, commercial office building in Chelsea. He is currently helping lead St. John’s Terminal, a large mixed-use project on Manhattan’s West Side that will set new standards for the modern workplace in terms of sustainable, biophilic, and human-centered design. Nat often leads coordination between consultants, owners, contractors, and other stakeholders in his projects and recently has gained experience with designing for projects located in New York’s flood zones, among other points of practical strategy.

Prior to joining COOKFOX, Nat spent three years at Koenen Associates in Manhattan where he worked on hospitality projects across the country including the adaptive reuse of a warehouse damaged on 9/11 located on the southern edge of Ground Zero. He then joined Dattner Architects in Manhattan, where he worked primarily on a number of affordable and market rate multifamily housing projects of all scales located in Brooklyn, including a 54-story tower. Nat’s work is based in a belief that architecture should be driven by attention to detail, collaboration and joy.


  • Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Preservation, and Planning; Masters of Architecture, 2011
  • Washington University in St. Louis; Bachelor of Architecture, 2006
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