Architect Carel Nagata Joins Stantec
Industry veteran brings diverse architecture and real estate background to Alaska team
ANCHORAGE—Architect and interior designer Carel Nagata, CDT/CCCA, NCIDQ, has joined Stantec as an associate and senior architect with the firm’s Buildings group in Anchorage. Nagata will apply her 20 years of experience to serve and grow the firm’s Buildings practice in Alaska, with a focus on multi-family housing, education, planning and development.
Nagata brings a combination of architecture and real estate experience to Stantec’s Alaska design team. In addition to a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Oregon, Nagata earned her Master of Real Estate and Construction Management from the University of Denver. Since 2005, she has worked for both architecture firms and real-estate developers in Alaska. Her real estate experience includes time spent with Cook Inlet Housing Authority and Cook Inlet Region Inc.
Nagata’s project design experience consists of commercial and multi-family residential architectural design, including space planning, tenant improvements, interior design, and construction administration. Since joining Stantec, she has worked on a variety of projects, including the new Homer Police Station and several EPA Brownfield grant projects in Kodiak, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough and Anchorage.
“We’re thrilled to have Carel join our growing Buildings team in Alaska,” says Giovanna Gambardella, Stantec principal and architectural services manager. “Through her varied experience, Carel offers unique insights and a holistic approach in supporting our projects and clients. She is very community-minded and is a tremendous asset to our Buildings team. We are confident that our projects and clients will benefit immensely from Carel’s follow-through, can-do attitude and out-of-the-box thinking.”
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Nagata is active in several community organizations, including the local chapter of Construction Specifications Institute—an organization with the mission of advancing building information management and education of project teams to improve facility performance. She previously served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity Anchorage, as Commissioner and Vice Chair for Municipality of Anchorage’s Housing and Neighborhood Development Commission, and as a mentor in both the Anchorage School District Mentorship Program and the NCAARB Intern Development Program.
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