- NEW SACRAMENTO ZOO AT ELK GROVE
- LA SELVA BEACH LIBRARY*
- BOULDER CREEK LIBRARY*
* Prior Firm
“I want to actively engage people who have different experiences because our buildings serve people who have different life experiences!”
Katie Stuart is passionate about including more diverse voices in architecture: “It’s something that brings a lot of strength to our field.” Over the years she’s learned how important collaborative relationships with contractors are, and how much effort can go into a project before design officially starts.
Her dream project is to design a space that intimately bridges the natural and built worlds. Something like the aid stations or warming huts available on longer trails, or a visitor’s center that integrates subtly into the landscape and acts as both a refuge and framework to observe nature.
With the help of her enthusiastic pup Monty, Katie has been embracing the concept of forest bathing – wandering through the woods to unwind from day-to-day tensions. She believes that nature brings out the best in all of us, human and animal.