Katie McBride

Katie McBride

New Orleans, LA, US



As an architectural designer with a background in Art History, I approach every project as an opportunity for innovation and improvement. Recognizing that the built environment has lasting impact on culture, society and the natural world, I have worked towards a range of experiences across many scales from single-family homes to urban master plans. I enjoy the process of aesthetic exploration equally to the engagement of real world problems that require intelligent investigation. My process is highly informed by digital techniques and a desire to create spaces that are evocative, intimate, and relevant. Please visit my website to review my academic portfolio. 



OJT, New Orleans, LA, US, Designer

Oct 2019 - current

Trahan Architects, New Orleans, LA, US, Designer

Mar 2019 - Oct 2019

KJO Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Project Designer

Nov 2017 - Feb 2019

Under Pressure Urban Housing Book, Philadelphia, Assistant Editor & Book Designer

May 2017 - Oct 2018

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Urban Housing Symposium Graduate Assistant

Jan 2016 - Oct 2016

DIGSAU, Philadelphia, Architectural Intern

May 2016 - Aug 2016

Granum AI, Radnor, Pennsylvania, Architectural Intern

Oct 2014 - Oct 2015


University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2013 - May 2017

The College of Wooster, Wooster, OH, US, Bachelors, Art History

Jan 2009 - Dec 2010

Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus, OH, US, Art/ Interior Design

Aug 2006 - May 2008



Dean's Award, Grant


Areas of Specialization