Nadia Palacios Lauterbach credits her passion for design and the
art of building to her upbringing in the colonial cities of Nicaragua. She
attended the prestigious School of Architecture at the University of Notre
Dame, where she received a Bachelor's degree in Architecture in 2003.
After graduation, Nadia apprenticed
for three of the premier practitioners of Classical and Traditional Architecture
in America: Duany Plater-Zyberk Architects and Town Planners in Washington
DC, The Office of Thomas N. Rajkovich Architect in Chicago, and Curtis and
Windham Architects, in Houston. In 2012
she joined architect Carlo Di Nunzio as a partner in his award winning practice
Di Nunzio Lifestyle Architecture, where she continues to pursue challenges in
Nadia draws inspiration from many
sources, particularly from her travels through Europe and Latin America, and
she believes that architecture must stand the test of time and trends, that all
spaces must be livable and human in scale, and that everything built must be beautiful.
Nadia lives with her husband John in a 1920's bungalow in Houston's Heights neighborhood; in her free time she enjoys drawing, dancing Flamenco, and volunteering at the The Houston Area Women's Center. She is a 2013 recipient of a "Stars on the Rise" award, a professional member of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art, and an associate member of the Texas Society of Architects and the American Institute of Architects.