Keystone Architecture & Planning Ltd.
|Kate holds a Bachelor of Interior from Ryerson University, a Bachelor of Geography with specialties in Climatology and Planning with an Extended minor in English Literature from the University of the Fraser Valley, and a Masters of Architecture and Diploma in Metropolitan Design form the University of Minnesota where she was awarded a Richard Morril Thesis Award for Fishing for a Living: Preserving a Way of Life – An Extensive Fish Farm Along the East Fraser River in Partnership With The Stölo First Nation. Prior to graduate school, Kate worked for a decade in a local engineering office focused on restoration and field work of contemporary and heritage buildings before moving into an architectural practice. She is pursuing ongoing interdisciplinary work and research in Architecture, Environmental Design, Heritage, and Engineering. Noteworthy works include the restoration of a Neo-Gothic Entryway on the Normal School at City Square resulting in both a Vancouver Heritage and Heritage BC Award. She still mentors student remotely on an ongoing basis, and is fascinated by the inherent internal logic of heritage structures.|