Kate founded Hinge Studio in 2010. She comes to architecture from a background in art, design, and education, as well as over 10 years of construction and carpentry prior to formally pursuing architecture. As a result, Kate can combine innovative ideas, excellent communication and realistic understanding of how buildings go together. A former mentor once told Kate that she had an amazing “zoomability factor” – the ability to move seamlessly between the big idea and vision to the small details on each project. She has a passion for reinventing and reusing space, buildings, and materials. For Kate collaboration is key to great architecture and design. She loves the play of ideas and great solutions that result when the client, consultants, contractor and design team all work together to share knowledge and concepts.
Before founding Hinge, Kate was an associate and design architect at Owen Richards Architects, a small firm that specialized in midscale public and arts related projects.
Outside of her career as an architect, Kate is an avid skier, cyclist, hiker, gardener and artist.
Scott Lewis – Project Architect
Alli Sheridan – Intern Architect
Guy Hartwig – Intern Architect