Our very own Nicole Nathan, partner at JOHNSON NATHAN STROHE, recently met with milehimodern at the one and only Moxy Denver Cherry Creek. Read her full interview here and also below!
Is there a project you are most proud of?
I am most proud of The Maven in Dairy Block in downtown Denver. I think it fits well in its context and stands as a handsome corner piece to the block. The proportions and detailing give it a stately elegance that I think will endure the test of time.
Do you feel there is a theme in your architecture?
The theme is contextualism.
If you could recommend any pivotal books, podcasts, leaders, etc., what would you recommend?
Bjarke Ingels of BIG. I love the way he tells a story with his buildings. ArchDaily is a constant source of inspiration. I love seeing the amazing work of architects and designers across the globe.
What’s your favorite design-forward city to escape to?
Mexico City. I have yet to escape there, but it is on the top of my list!
And your favorite design-inspired hangout in Denver?
I love the Clyfford Still Museum. It is so beautiful; I almost miss the amazing artwork! I am also awed by Civic Center Park and the planning and vision that made that space a reality.
Your buildings have molded the landscape of Denver. What would you want to be remembered for?
Creating spaces that inspire people to value design and contribute to the fabric of my city.
As a Colorado native, you’ve seen the landscape evolve over the years. Where do you envision it going?
I hope that Colorado can remember its roots and value the essence that makes it so appealing to many people – the open space, the mountains, the rivers, the light and sunshine, and the way you can still wrap your arms around this city. I hope it maintains that attainability.