Pursuing her Passion in Architecture: Natividad "Nati" Soto, FAIA, Leed AP BD+C

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Pursuing her Passion in Architecture: Natividad "Nati" Soto, FAIA, Leed AP BD+C

By UM News

Nati Soto is President of Ferguson Glasgow Schuster Soto, Inc., a well-established Coral Gables Architecture & Interior Design firm with expertise in medical, civic, and recreational projects. The firm's work includes Patient Floor Modernization for Jackson Health System, Carrollton School of the Sacred Heart Ferre Convocation Center, U-SoA's Jorge M. Perez Architecture Center (collaborating with Leon Krier), MDFR Logistics Division/East Kendall Fire-Rescue Station, City of Miami Beach Muss Park, City of Miami West End Park, and many others.

Nati's love of architecture began growing when she was a young student at U-SoA, and continues to grow each year. This year, she served her fellow architects as AIA Florida's 2019 President. Taking up the theme "Pursue Your Passion for Architecture," she enticed our Professional Association's 4,500 members to energize their passion through design excellence, advocacy, community service, mentorship, and much more. Next year, she will chair the association's Strategic Council, exploring avenues of prosperity for architects in Florida. She continues to serve on the Board of the Miami Center for Architecture and Design and is an active member of AIA Miami's Women in Architecture Committee. In recognition of her service to the profession, she was elected to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows in 2015.