Nathalie Jolivert is a New York City–based architectural designer and artist who grew up in Haiti and received her B.F.A. and B.Arch. from the Rhode Island School of Design. While at RISD she won the Gensler National Diversity Award in 2011, which features her eco-touristic project for the Wayuu tribe of La Guajira in Colombia. Professionally, Jolivert worked on various projects with Architecture For Humanity, Studio Drum Collaborative, and the Architectural Association Visiting School in Haiti. She also won a travel art residency to Bangladesh and Malawi which led to an exhibition at the Frontiers in Development Forum in Washington, DC (2014). Her interest in the urban fabric of Port-au-Prince led her to write an essay titled “Bringing down the Walls,” published in UCLA’s Haiti NOW urban almanac (2015). Jolivert’s design process is often inspired by local stories, which she incorporates throughout her architectural and art projects.
Jolivert currently works as an Architectural Designer at TOLA Architecture, learning all the intricacies of building a home in New York, and acquiring her architecture license. When she is not in the 9-6 office, Jolivert continues to pursue her personal art and architecture research projects.