Nat Oppenheimer joined Silman in 1988. He has extensive experience in the areas of new construction, renovation, sustainable engineering, and historic preservation, and is Principal in Charge of much of the firm’s institutional work. Recent projects include the addition to and renovation of the Harvard University Art Museum; the new 220,000-square-foot building for the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City’s Meatpacking District; and the new Police Academy located on 35 acres in Queens, NY. He has also led many of Silman’s best-known residential projects in New York City and around the country.
Nat is devoted to engineering education and teaches at Princeton University. He has been an invited jury critic for the architecture schools at Columbia, Princeton, Rice, Parsons, and the University of Michigan. In addition to teaching at the Graduate School of Architecture at Princeton, he has taught at the Columbia Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and at Parsons, the New School for Design. He has been a guest lecturer at Clarkson University, where he is now a member of the departmental Engineering Advisory Council, and the University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning. He is on the Executive Committee of the Board of Directors of the Salvadori Center, a not-for-profit organization that uses the built environment as a motivational tool to teach math and science to at-risk, inner-city students.