SAGI GOLAN is an architect and urban designer. He holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Tel Aviv University (2011) and an M.S. in architecture and urban design from Columbia University (2013). He has participated academically in collaborative workshops in the field of architecture and urban design in Tokyo, Berlin, and Jerusalem.
At Columbia Sagi was awarded the GSAPP award for excellence in the Urban Design Program and the Lucille Smyser Lowenfish Memorial Prize (2013).
Sagi gained research experience working at the Earth Institute’s Urban Design Lab where he co-edited the publications “Re-Envisioning Health in Kumasi: Spatial Strategies” and “West African Health Foundation: A New Vision for Health in West Africa”.
He currently holds a teaching position at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) in addition to being an Urban Designer at the Office at the New York Department of City Planning where he is involved in conducting complex research investigations and studies, urban design plans, and participating in the city’s efforts in achieving its affordable housing goals. (Sagi has been working on this project independently and he does not represent the NYC Department of City Planning)
MIRIAM PETERSON received her BA in Italian Literature and Economics from Cornell University in 2004 and a Masters of Architecture from Yale School of Architecture in 2010.
Her graduate work at Yale University School of Architecture and her professional research has focused on the interface between the built environment and its surrounding physical and economic context. Gaining her masters degree in 2009, Miriam was awarded the William Edward Parsons Memorial Medal for the student who shows the most promise in the field of Urban Design. She worked for Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects for 8 years before leaving the firm in February of 2012 to start Peterson Rich Office.
During her time at TWBTA, a practice with a focus on materiality and constructability, she played key leadership roles on notable projects including the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia (completed in 2012), and the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment at Princeton University, a state of the art nanotechnology facility to be completed in 2015.
NATHAN RICH received his BA from Wesleyan University and his Masters in Architecture from Yale University School of Architecture where he was awarded the James Gamble Rogers Memorial Fellowship.
Nathan brings a breadth of experience with global reach. In 2004-2005 he was a Henry Luce Scholar in Beijing, China where he taught at Tsinghua University and researched the impact of rapid growth in Asian cities on the built environment. He recently published on the topic as a contributing author for the Routledge publication Architecture and Capitalism.
Nathan has worked for SHoP Architects and Steven Holl Architects where he developed expertise managing and executing complex projects with multiple stakeholders. At SHoP, Nathan worked on the Master Plan for revitalizing Manhattan’s Southstreet Seaport. At Steven Holl Architects, Nathan served as the project architect on the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University, a 150,000 square foot world class performing arts facility that meets the highest standards for sustainability and will be a new gateway to the Princeton campus.
Nathan joined Peterson Rich Office full time in Spring of 2014. With his partner Miriam Peterson, he is overseeing the design and management of several residential and cultural projects in and around New York City.