Natalie Molina is an alumnus of the Interior Architecture Accelerated Master's Program at FIU. During her time at FIU she served as the class liaison and co-founded the L.A.M.P. mentoring program. She worked as a graduate assistant where she helped facilitate open houses and student engagements, and create graphic and social media content. Natalie was also involved in organizing the Festival of the Trees fundraiser. While at FIU, she was sponsored to travel with her peers to meet with architects and designers at major firms to help grow her understanding of human-centered, hospitality, and lighting design. As a student in the Cruise Ship and Super Yacht (CSSY) Program, Natalie was involved in a three-day design charette in an international exchange program with the students from the University of Genoa Naval Design Program.
At the same time, Natalie worked at a high-end residential design firm, CDB Interior Design in Miami Beach. Here, she grew her experience in custom millwork designs, material selections, the design process, and contractor and client coordination. She also created original wallcovering and area rug designs for clients in collaboration with local vendors at Twill and Texture and Art & Loom. Here she went from Design Assistant to Senior Designer.
Most recently, Natalie was able to successfully complete the examinations for the National Council of Interior Design Qualifications (NCIDQ), establishing proficiency in the understanding of public welfare and national interior design standards. In January 2023, Natalie became a licensed designer in the state of Florida and opened her own company, N’atelier Interiors where she focuses on orchestrating programmatic efficiency, curating visual harmony, and implementing wellness strategies and universal design principles to solve design problems wherever she goes.
As a returning adjunct professor, Natalie is passionate about student growth and equipping the young people of the next generation.