Katie is a local architect who founded her own practice, kcs ARCHITECTS, in 2015. Katie joined the Board of Directors of the Monadnock United Way this year and will serve on its Governance and Operations Committees. Katie also serves on the Board of Directors of the Building Board of Appeals, the Housing Standards Board of Appeals, and the Keene Downtown Housing Corporation. In past years, she has also served on the Board of Directors for the NH Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, the Monadnock Food Co-op, and the Montessori Schoolhouse of Cheshire County.
Katie grew up in Lexington, Kentucky, the daughter of a pediatric oncologist, with an appreciation for the needs of less fortunate kids. As a teen, she volunteered at a summer camp for health-compromised children for several summers in Eastern Kentucky. Her interest in children’s welfare now translates into some of her architectural work, having been involved with local buildings for kids such as Sophia’s Hearth Family Center, Keene Orthodontics Specialists and MoCo Arts.
Prior to coming to New Hampshire in 2001, Katie worked extensively in New York City, Amsterdam, and Osaka, and brings a world view to her architectural work. Katie holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University (1999) and a Bachelor of Arts from Barnard College (1993). She lives in downtown Keene with her husband, two children, their hound and a hive of honeybees.