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Nate Moran, AIA

Senior Project Architect


After graduating from Temple University, Nate joined a boutique architectural firm in Moorestown, NJ. After spending two years working on adaptive reuse and self-storage projects, he made the jump across the Delaware River and began working at JKRP Architects in 2015. Nate successfully parlayed his experience and immediately began managing multiple small-format Giant Heirloom Markets around the Philadelphia metro, with locations in Graduate Hospital, South Philadelphia, and Northern Liberties. After learning the ins-and-outs of retail design, Nate successfully transitioned his retail experience and skills into the world of mixed-use residential. His completed projects include 4233 Chestnut, a 285-unit mixed-use development in West Philadelphia, and 510 North Broad, a 410-unit mixed-use development that is currently the largest wood-framed modular building on the East Coast. As an instrumental team member from the beginning of the project, he successfully oversaw and managed the building’s construction over a 2+ year period. His current projects include 4200 Market, a 352-unit mixed-use development in West Philadelphia, 1100 Wharton, a 155-unit mixed-use building in South Philadelphia, and 4124 Haverford Ave, a 55-unit residential building in West Powelton, Philadelphia.

In his spare time, Nate enjoys taking woodworking classes and spending time with his partner and their two cats, Sebastian and Peanut.

What’s your dream car?

Some type of BMW roadster – hardtop, not convertible. Wouldn’t want to mess up my hair.

Do you have any unusual skills or talents?

I play three instruments – piano, saxophone, and flute.

Favorite building of all time?

Therme Vals, Peter Zumthor

Favorite Architect?

Very hard to choose just one -- Tod Williams Billie Tsien, Tadao Ando, Peter Zumthor, SANAA are a few.

Favorite restaurant in the city?

Pub & Kitchen – it’s only a coincidence that it’s so close to my apartment.