Originate is a natural building materials showroom that specializes in interior finishes that are environmentally friendly, non-toxic, durable, and made from natural, renewable, and recycled resources. We offer innovative and unique materials that rival the aesthetics and performance of more traditional interior finishes. Products include: countertops, tile, cabinetry, flooring, building materials, paints & plaster, stains & sealers, adhesives & caulks, fireplaces, and salvaged building materials.
Originate functions as a community resource. We enjoy sharing knowledge about natural building materials and helping you to make environmentally aware choices during the design and build process.
Over the years, we have collaborated with many individuals and have built lasting relationships based on those connections. The individuals featured here are part of our network.
Trained as an architect with a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Miami and a MArch from the University of Arizona.
Worked in natural building materials, particularly with strawbale construction since 1997. Continued working in natural building materials through hands on classes ranging from earthen plasters, natural paints, earthen floors, and Japanese plasters.
Since 2000, been involved in green building materials, particularly environmentally friendly interior finishes.
Managed the construction operations of Franklin Court, the first small scale totally green development within the City of Tucson which won the 2006 Building from the Best of Tucson ‘Urban Infill Development Small Scale’ Award.
Started Originate in October 2003, a natural building materials showroom, in downtown Tucson, as a local and regional resource to foster conservation and sustainability in construction.
Published in Natural Home Magazine.
Natasha has served on the board of WAMO, the Dunbar/Spring Neighborhood Association, and sat on the Downtown Links CAC committee for 3 years, as well as being involved in many community planning processes.