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Kate is an Urban Designer with SvN. Her range of experience includes the design of large-scale urban parks, districts and streetscapes, as well as public realm strategies, planning and policy amendment, urban design guidelines and community improvement plans. She regularly works in multi-disciplinary teams to tackle complex urban issues, striving to create places which make a difference on all scales of urban life- to the community as a whole, to the everyday life of the individual. She engages and collaborates with communities to stimulate meaningful conversation, build consensus and come to collective solutions. She develops and articulates visions through 2D and 3D drafting, artistic rendering, and technical writing.
Kate holds a Master of Urban Design from the University of Toronto (2018), and a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Guelph (2015), where she was titled University Olmsted Scholar by the Landscape Architecture Foundation (LAF) for academic excellence and leadership. Both her Bachelor’s and Master’s thesis research focused on the urban condition of her hometown of Hamilton, Ontario- investigating improved inner-City mobility, and the revitalization potential of its post-industrial waterfront.
Kate’s role at SvN allows her to exercise her passion for creating a vibrant public realm at every scale. Urban planning, urban design and landscape architectural principles inform and enrich her work.