Natasha Espada, Principal
Natasha Espada, AIA, NOMA, LEED AP BD+C is the founder and Principal of STUDIO ENÉE architects. She has over 25 years of design and construction expertise in both renovation and new construction and has a special interest in sustainability. She has worked on projects for public and private clients, which require innovative planning and design, creative solutions, and successful client/team collaboration.
Natasha is an active member of the American Institute of Architects(AIA) and the Boston Society of Architects(BSA). She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the BSA as the 2020 President-Elect. Natasha is the Co-Chair of the Equity, Diversity, Inclusion + Harassment Task Force and is a member of the Now Practice Now Committee, focused on the future of the architectural practice. She has been a juror for several of the AIA/BSA Awards programs including the 2016 AIA Colorado Honor Awards and the 2019 Harleston Parker Medal. Natasha has represented the BSA at the AIA Grass Roots Conference, and was a panelist for the AIA Leadership Institute. Natasha is a member of the Women in Design Principal's group and was a presenter at the 2019 AIA Women in Design Leadership Summit in Minneapolis, MN. She was also the Director of the Women in Design annual exhibit and curated the exhibit: Urban Interventions: Women Designing in Boston at the BSA Space. Natasha is an Adjunct Professor at Northeastern University and has been a design critic and presented seminars on library design, office design, daylighting, sustainability, and professional practice at Harvard University, Yale University, Wentworth Institute of Technology, Roger Williams University, the Boston Architectural College, and ABX. Natasha has served on the Committee for Green Communities and is a member of the Permanent Public Building Committee in Needham, Massachusetts.
Susan Crowe Knight, Associate
Susan Crowe Knight, AIA is a talented architect and design leader with more than 12 years of experience in higher education, institutional, and public projects. A registered architect, Susan has worked on many numerous projects from the pre-design & programming phases through construction administration. She is particularly interested in the site, landscape and context of projects and the opportunity for design to create a sense of community as it connects to people and place.
She has served as the co-chair of the Membership Enrichment Committee of the Boston Society of Architects, as well as a member of the Architecture Boston Task Force. She has been a guest critic at both Northeastern University and the Boston Architectural College. Susan is a graduate of Princeton University and holds a master’s degree in architecture from Rice University.
Laura Burgund, Associate
Laura Burgund, AIA joined STUDIO ENÉE in 2015 and has been a lead designer and project architect on many projects. With degrees in both architecture and engineering, Laura brings a multi-disciplined background to our studio. Her interests lie in the intersection of technology, sustainability, and design.
Laura has specialized expertise in programming and space design, technology, sustainability, building information modeling (BIM), and the detailing of exterior enclosures and complex site conditions. Laura is a graduate of Dartmouth College and holds a master’s degree in architecture from Harvard University Graduate School of Design.