Nathan Good is an architect, interior designer, and sustainable design consultant with projects throughout the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. He specializes in designs that synthesize building performance with aesthetics, and he was the fifth individual in the United States to obtain the designation of LEED Accredited Professional from the U.S. Green Building Council.
He was named "National Energy Manager of the Year" by the Association of Professional Energy Managers (2000) and was recognized as one of "25 Green Building Leaders in the Northwest" by the Sustainable Industries Journal (2004). He has received numerous awards in the Pacific Northwest, including the "People's Choice Award" from the Portland AIA and the "Sustainable Design Award" from the Portland Design Festival, he was named a "Green Building Champion" by the Portland Office of Sustainable Development, and he was the BetterBricks Award Recipient "Green Building Advocate" for 2003.
His design projects have likewise received numerous honors. A home he designed along the Oregon Coast was named as the 2005 "Custom Green Home of the Year" by the National Association of Home Builders. In 2006, he was awarded one of Sunset magazine's prestigious "Western Home Awards," and a residence he designed received the "Excellence in Design" award from Environmental Design + Construction. His designs have been featured in Fine Homebuilding, Time, The New York Times, Sunset, Colorado Homes & Lifestyles, Solar Today, Trends, Environmental Design and Construction, Architectural Record, and Alaska Airlines' in-flight magazine.
His portfolio of design projects focuses upon distinctive high performance homes, wineries, and owner-occupied office buildings. For many of his projects, he has designed custom furniture, light fixtures, landscape features, and signage. In association with other architectural firms, he has been responsible for the design of numerous religious, research and development, educational, retail and hospitality facilities. Dozens of his commercial and institutional projects are pursuing or have achieved the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED Certification. In addition, he has been a pioneer in providing third-party neutral facilitation of design charrettes for other architectural firms and their projects.
Good is a registered architect in California and Oregon, is a member of the American Institute of Architects, International Interior Design Association, and the U.S. Green Building Council. He is a NCARB (National Council of Architectural Registration Boards) Certified Architect and a NCIDQ (National Council for Interior Design Qualifications) Certified Interior Designer. He has a Master's degree in Architecture from California State Polytechnic University, completed additional postgraduate work at the University of Colorado and at the University of Oregon, and completed a one-year program with Denmark International Studies in Architecture at the University of Copenhagen.
He has been a guest speaker and moderator at conferences on design, energy, and sustainability, and has delivered dozens of keynote speeches, conference presentations, and training sessions. He speaks on green homes, green interior design, integrated design teams, and high-performance buildings.
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