Nans is a Senior Associate at SCAPE. Drawing upon his prior training as an architect, Nans brings his cross-disciplinary experience in the fields of urban design, architecture, and graphic design to urban projects of all scales. At SCAPE, he has recently worked on the Public Sediment: Resilient By Design Challenge in the San Francisco Bay Area, SCAPE’s installation for the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Biennale, and the NYC Climate Resiliency Design Guidelines for the Department of Design and Construction. Nans is currently working on the 100-mile Chattahoochee River Greenway Study in Georgia, on the Hayward Shoreline Master Plan and on the 2023 Coastal Master Plan for the state of Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Agency.
Nans holds both a Bachelor and a Master of Architecture from the National Superior School of Architecture Paris-Val-de-Seine; he is a licensed Architect in France where he received the Tony Garnier Urban Design Award from the Academy of Architecture. Nans also holds a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University. At Columbia, he was awarded with the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize, the school’s highest design award, for his project Might[Y] Spaces in Rio de Janeiro and won the GSAPP Prize for Excellence in the Urban Design Program, which recognizes outstanding work by a student in the Urban Design Program. At Columbia, Nans holds the position of adjunct assistant professor for the Urban Design Program where he teaches and coordinates the Urban Design Summer Studio.
Registered Architect: France