Charlie Nattland grew up in architectural heaven: New York City. Walking the streets of downtown Manhattan, he would pass gems — Grand Central Station, the Chrysler Building, the Empire State Building. The art of architecture was everywhere, and Charlie wanted to contribute to the profession’s rich heritage and tradition.
After more than 30 years as an architect, Charlie still enjoys seeing designs become works of art that people live or work or play in. His work is ever evolving to meet changing technologies in construction and business. Charlie’s favorite projects include the California School Boards Association building, which previously housed a trucking association and a soils engineering firm and was transformed into a professional, enduring space. His work on the Shingle Springs Fire Station No. 28 involved extraordinary collaboration with the owner and the contractor, including a drastic demolition — but which came in on time and under budget. Charlie recently joined CSHQA as a Senior Architect.
Charlie enjoys spending time with his family and grandchildren, and is always pushing his limits through art: He is a painter and a sculptor and is involved in dance and theatre.
Licensing and Certification
Licensed Architect: CA
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AD Divinity, Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, 1990
AS Architecture, Laney College, 1981