Natalie McCarthy
Natalie McCarthy

Landscape Designer

Natalie is a landscape designer with special interest in community-partnered civic projects. Having called dozens of towns home, she knows it’s the people that make great places and that successful design amplifies local voices.

Natalie earned her Master of Landscape Architecture degree from the University of Tennessee Knoxville and her Master of Historical Archaeology degree from the University of York, England. She also holds a B.A. in Environmental Studies from Elon University.

Her work in England included analysis and documentation of historic churches, including the iconic York Minster, and field surveys of culturally significant landscapes, such as the town of Malton, which hosted Roman forts, Viking villages, and medieval castles. She graduated with Merit for her work “Iterating Power: How the Lascelles used art, architecture, and landscape as elite signals at Harewood House”, which examined how a wealthy eighteenth century family leveraged every aspect of their property to assert their social power.

In her free time, Natalie enjoys all activities shared with others: bike touring, hiking, any team sport, baking, antique cars, and generally being an enthusiastic participant. A firm believer in the adage “everyone you meet knows something you don’t,” she loves learning about other people’s passions and thinks there are few things better than trading stories over a good meal.