My name is Katie Forster and I am a Graduate of Montana State University, having successfully completed my Masters in Architecture. I have also received my Bachelors in Environmental Design (MSU) and my Associates in Drafting (Northwest College). Although my area of study was architecture my interest in design goes far beyond that.
With strong drafting skills, accuracy, and attention to details, my passion for design and the field of Architecture will not disappoint. An understanding of Building regulations/codes combined with excellent visual presentation and design skills ensure good quality work for architectural practice.
Currently I work in the engineering / planning and scheduling department for a refinery. It is a deadline driven environment, where high standards regarding being independently motivated and organized, as well as a team player, communication and interpersonal skills are highly expected.
CHS Refinery, Turnaround Administrator
CHS Refinery, Engineering Assistant
Summer position with the engineering department of the refinery.
CHS Refinery, IT assistant
Summer position with the IT department of the refinery.
Wes Yardstrom, general construction worker
Summer position with a small scale general contractor. Framing, interior & exterior renovations, demolition, resurfacing (walls, floors and ceilings) etc...
Montana State University, MArch, Architecture
Montana State University, BArch, Environmental Design
Northwest College, Drafting
Recieved my Associates in Drafting.
Laurel High School, High School, High School Generals
Thomas E. McNab, Adjunct Assistant Professor, and Director of the Community Design Center in the School of Architecture along with his community partner Will Patterson, Trails Coordinator for the City of Lewistown were the 2011 recipients of the President’s Award for Excellence in Service Learning award. McNab was nominated by Dr. Fatih Rifki, former Director of the School of Architecture for the service learning work done by Tom and his students to develop the Lewistown, Montana Rails to Trails Master Plan as part of the course Architecture 450: Community Design Center Studio (CDC). The CDC’s goals are to assist community groups and non-profit organizations representing underserved areas or under funded projects and to work with State agencies, city departments, and other regional governmental entities including the federal government with challenging community initiatives. The CDC also offers students an opportunity to hone and apply the knowledge and skills they have acquired in their first three and a half years of their education by working with a real world projects and client. Students participating in the Rails to Trails Master Plan project were responsible to generate a planning document that included research, design, and documentation for the Lewistown, MT trails system. Over the course of the project, students learned to document meetings by writing minutes and responding to questions from the city and interested citizens; learned to develop a critical path schedule, coordinate with other groups to develop milestones; track their teams process within the schedule; appreciate the special conditions of the site context they were designing in; and came to understand the responsibility that architects assume when working with clients.
Billings Architectural Association Contest / Scholarship, Scholarship
The contest was to depict,graphically (model, image etc.), how science and design were "linked".
TIBS Patent (pending), Other
A group project, worked on during Graduate school is in the "Patent Pending" phase.
AIA Scholarship Recipient, Scholarship
Awarded to a student showing promise in the Architectural field.