About

"Good design is simply not about creating a look... but rather solving a problem in the most elegant way." d + a is committed to providing a service where the clients' vision and needs come first, providing style and care to every project.

dougé + associates
Nathalie Dougé

At d + a, we strive to design and build beautiful homes inside as well as outside. Our efforts are directed to exceed our clients’ expectations.  This is achieved not only through the quality of our work and customer service but in satisfying budget and design requirements.  As a small Los Angeles based firm we specialize in transforming homes to suit the modern family.  We tailor our services to your needs.  Our involvement in taking a project from design to final punch list, from the overall dream to the smallest detail, is to create a unique and beautiful indoor and outdoor space just for you. 

 

We also welcome opportunities to work with other design professionals.  This collaboration can range from specific consulting services to partnering in a design-build approach.  Whether we work as your design-build partner or combine design skills with another design professional, our commitment to your project remains the same.

 

If you would like us to help you with your project or design needs, please complete the Contact page with your information, give us a call or email us.  We are always glad to hear from you.

Prior to and during the establishment of d + a, Nathalie worked for several architects in the Los Angeles area. Hardy Holzman Pfeiffer Associates (HHPA) and Johnson Fain among others. As a project architect with HHPA and Johnson Fain, Nathalie’s contributions included the SOKA University of America project in Aliso Viejo, Calvary Church in Los Angeles, the Colburn School of Music also in Los Angeles as well as high end residences in St Helena and Malibu. Nathalie also worked as Sr. Architectural designer for BCBG Max Azria, where she designed and managed the construction of many of the brands flagship stores- Milan, Los Angeles, New York and La Madeleine in Paris to name a few.

 

Nathalie came to Los Angeles from New York to pursue a Master’s degree from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc) where she graduated and taught design in collaboration with the award-winning architect, Chris Genick of Daly Genick.  Nathalie is also a frequent guest juror for LAIAD (Los Angeles Institute of Architecture and Design.

She resides in Los Angeles with her husband and her two children.