Nans is a Senior Associate at SCAPE. Drawing on his training in architecture, urban design, and graphic design, Nans brings cross-disciplinary experience to urban projects of all scales. As an advocate for excellence in community and stakeholder engagement, Nans brings particular interest addressing social and environmental justice through design.
Nans leads several large-scale urban design and planning projects for SCAPE and has also played a key role in developing the firm’s exhibition design efforts. He is currently project manager for the Chattahoochee RiverLands Greenway Study, a 100-mile trail system running through the Metro Atlanta region; the Hayward Shoreline Master Plan in the Bay Area; and design services for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority’s (CPRA) 2023 Coastal Master Plan. He also led the team behind Ecological Citizens, SCAPE’s contribution to the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale.
Nans joined SCAPE in 2015. He holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Architecture from the National Superior School of Architecture Paris-Val-de-Seine; he is also a licensed Architect in France. Nans also holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University GSAPP. At Columbia, he was awarded with the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize, the school’s highest design award, and won the GSAPP Prize for Excellence in the Urban Design Program. Nans is also an adjunct assistant professor for the Urban Design Program at Columbia GSAPP.
Registered Architect: France