Our Team

Nathan Woods, AIA

Partner, Senior Architect, Education Market Leader,

“Architecture became a calling for me when I realized that we can actually change the world through our work.”

When Nathan Woods joined Design Collaborative, he was attracted by the firm’s mission-driven work, which took his appreciation for the architectural field to an even higher level. For Woods, as a leader in our Education Studio, that purpose—to improve peoples’ worlds—means creating enduring, positive results for students, their families and their educators.

Nathan finds the pace of change in education energizing—he believes status quo is stagnation. Through a project, he thrives working alongside our clients, making sure we’re truly addressing their problems, opportunities, hopes and dreams. Woods is an active member of the American Institute of Architects and the United States Green Building Council. As Partner and Studio Leader, Woods is hands-on in shaping the future of Design Collaborative.

Areas of Expertise
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA)
  • 2021 Building Contractors Association – New Construction Under $6M, New Covenant Impact Center
  • 2019 Building Contractors Association – Best New Construction Over $6M, Skyline Terrace
  • 2020 American Engineering Council – Award, Riverfront Development
  • 2018 Michiana Area Construction Industry Advancement Fund, University of Notre Dame Hesburgh Library Green Roof
  • 2017 Illumination Engineering Society – Lighting Control Innovation Award, Taylor University Campus Center
  • 2016 Building Contractors Association – Best New Construction Under $14M, Turnstone Building Expansion
  • 2013 Building Contractors Association – Best New Construction Over $4M, Manchester College School of Pharmacy
  • Registered Architect: Indiana
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