Natalye L. Appel, FAIA, LEED AP
Natalye Appel established her firm in 1987, following her education at Rice University’s School of Architecture and the School of Design at the University of Pennsylvania. Natalye Appel + Associates Architects’ projects range from public art and art studios, religious and institutional spaces, to a wide range of residential architecture. Practicing an economy of means and maintaining conceptual clarity and sense of place, her studio has produced a significant body of work, achieving national and international recognition through numerous awards, exhibits and publications. In 2012, NA+AA was honored as AIA Houston Firm of the Year.
As a LEED Accredited Professional, Natalye and her firm believe in architecture that supports the environment. Recent work includes a LEED Gold projected Montessori High School and Oak Forest Neighborhood Library, as well as sustainable homes in Houston and the Texas Hill Country. Her commitment to mentorship and education includes years of teaching at Rice, The University of Texas, The University of Houston and Texas A & M, as well as design juries and lectures throughout the US. She has served on the boards of the American Institute of Architects, Rice Design Alliance and the Greater Houston Preservation Alliance, and is currently active with Hermann Park Conservancy.