Associate University architect appointed
Natalie Shivers, a Princeton graduate alumna with 20 years of experience in architecture, has been named to the new position of associate University architect. Her appointment was effective Oct. 3.
She will work with University Architect Jon Hlafter to oversee the preparation of a long-range campus plan by the firm of Beyer Blinder Belle. She also will help with architect selection and design coordination.
Since 2002, Shivers has been director of campus capital planning at the University of California-Los Angeles. She has overseen the development of strategic master plans and coordinated their implementation in the design and construction of new buildings and renovation projects on the historic 419-acre campus.
A graduate of Yale University, Shivers earned her master’s degree in architecture from Princeton in 1984. She worked as a project architect for two Los Angeles-area firms between 1985 and 1990.
For the next decade, she held positions at three entertainment corporations — Paramount Pictures in Hollywood, the Turner Entertainment Group in Atlanta and 20th Century Fox in Los Angeles — where she oversaw construction and rehabilitation projects at the studios. She also spent two years as an architect/project director for the National Trust for Historic Preservation in Washington, D.C.
Shivers has served as an exhibition and catalog text editor for several architectural exhibitions at major museums around the country. She is the co-author of “L.A.’s Early Moderns: Art, Architecture, Photography” (Balcony Press, 2003).