Kathleen Gerner
AIA, LEED AP, Associate Principal

Katie Gerner has managed complex academic and civic projects from planning and conceptual design through project completion. Her leadership includes a comprehensive project focus – on contemporary design and its relationships to existing buildings and context, with expertise in project delivery and quality assurance. She has successfully led projects ranging from $30M – $250M, with phased construction, complex systems, and project requirements. 

As Project Manager for the US Embassy in Athens, Katie led the redesign and expansion of the entire embassy complex, including Walter Gropius’ landmark Chancery building. Katie also led a masterplan for the US Embassy in Manila, and an Advance Plan for Major Rehab of as US Embassy (location withheld) for OBO.  

Katie was the Project Manager for Saieh Hall for Economics, a four-building complex at the University of Chicago, winner of national design awards, including the Frank Lloyd Wright Honor Award from AIA Illinois. 

Katie holds a M.Arch from Tulane University. She’s an avid skier, enjoys golf and baking – and is always planning for her next travel adventure!