Designing Her Own Future

The passions of Natalee Easthom, civil engineering graduate (BS 2017), lie in multiple disciplines. After studying Civil Engineering and Architectural Engineering & Design at Northwestern, Easthom spent three years with Clark Construction working on 110 N Wacker in Chicago’s Loop. During this time, she developed project management skills running enclosure and took the time to familiarize herself with all aspects of the building industry. Her work alongside Goettsch Partners, Riverside Investment and Development, and Thornton Tomasetti gave her a great sample of all the things she could do with her civil engineering degree. It also confirmed that architecture was a path she wanted to pursue.

She is currently enrolled in Berkeley’s CED Master’s of Architecture program. She is able to build on her Northwestern dual-studied programs by enrolling in taking courses in both the Masters of Architecture and Structural programs. She intends to use her degree to pursue a career in architectural enclosure design, as she is interested in building science and how far the built environment can be integrated into the surrounding site, both functionally and aesthetically. She also aspires to be a part of their Center for the Built Environment, which focuses on energy efficiency and environmental quality of buildings, as her career progresses. It’s no surprise then, that when she’s not studying the built world around us, she’s out backpacking and exploring the natural world.

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