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Nurit Zuker, AIA


Nurit came to the US from her native Israel to pursue a career in architecture, a path she was drawn to from a very young age. She saw architecture as an opportunity to merge creativity and science, and her work with the firm, which focuses on new construction and renovation of academic centers, combines precision with elegance and innovation.

Nurit’s first institutional project was the spacious, light-filled Vanderbilt Commons, a 100,000-square-foot LEED Gold certified addition to the campus that garnered six awards for sustainability and excellence in design. She later served as project architect for the renovation and addition of Vanderbilt’s historic Alumni Hall and tackled the gut renovation of a 1960s library at Dean College, transforming the structure into a new learning commons. Nurit was also responsible for the award-winning interior and lighting design of the Blue Wall Dining Hall at University of Massachusetts Amherst. Nurit is currently involved in the renovation and addition of Harvard University Smith Campus Center, working in collaboration with the London based design firm Hopkins Architects.

When she’s not traveling and exploring other cultures and landscapes, Nurit spends much of her free time in outdoor adventures, including hiking, repelling, and zip-lining. She also enjoys photography and reading.