Nate grew up in Davis, California with a strong sense of community and environmentalism that has driven his pursuits in landscape architecture. At Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, he focused his studies in community design and upon graduating, worked on a variety of public space projects both local and abroad. While also gaining experience in high-end residential design, Nate developed a strong affinity for planting composition and custom detailed design solutions tailored to specific client needs. These new interests led him to strengthen his knowledge by working with design-build companies, where he executed projects in all phases at intimate levels. At Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group, Nate draws from his multi-faceted experience to provide a comprehensive set of skills in managing a variety of projects.
Nate and his wife Meghan live in San Jose with their two young daughters, Molly and Emma. When not sheltering in a global pandemic, they enjoy movie nights and going to see live music.
Bachelor of Science, Landscape Architecture 2007
Concentration in Urban Community Development
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo