As a sole proprietor, clients will have Katherine’s undivided attention, and as a licensed architect of 30 years, Katherine has the expertise in zoning and building code compliance to minimize time in approvals and construction.
"Kathy is one of those rare finds, a gem as an artist and an architect. Not only does she do beautiful work but she knows the code inside and out. I have always trusted her and she has always come up with creative solutions to complex problems. I would recommend Kathy for any project, but mainly one that requires innovation!"
Kirsty L. Shelton, Principal Land Use Planner
Palisades Land Use Consultancy
Napa, California 707-265-6510
She has worked with many Civil Engineers finding creative ways to increase density, deal with access, grading, stormwater, and other mitigations to save natural resources where necessary or desired.
Katherine's goal is to try and make the world a better place one development at a time. She serves on the City of Bend’s Affordable Housing Advisory Committee, is a past Mayor and Councilperson and Planning Commissioner of Sebastopol, CA. She is a member of the executive board of AIA Oregon and a past President of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the AIA in California.
Katherine has been an educator and past Chair of the National AIA Housing Knowledge Community speaking on Sustainable and Affordable housing in conferences across the country. With a wealth of experience and knowledge, Katherine will be an integral part of bringing success to any development.
Step 01. Conceptual design
Step 02. Construction documents
Step 03. Final product
Katherine’s background in city government, writing zoning codes as well as General Plans give her a leg-up in delivering successful developments. Her designs have met with approval by neighborhood groups as well as Design Review Boards, Planning Commissions and City or County Councils.
Katherine has a 100% approval record for all of her designs, which, in turn, means her efficient building designs lead to on time, on budget, and beautiful communities.Start a project