Katy Rafferty, R.A.

Katy Rafferty, R.A.

New York, NY, US



I am licensed architect with 8 years of experience.   I have been involved in full-build construction projects, renovations, ADA upgrades and most currently have been focusing on Commercial Interiors.  I am very familiar with New York Building code and permitting process, as well as multiple versions of the IBC.  I have a lot of experience of permitting projects in other cities and/or states, so i am familiar with how to research building requirements no matter where the project is located.   I am currently the BIM manager of my office, and have experience teach two different firms how to use Revit and implement it into daily use.  I am also the QAQC coordinator at my office. I am responsible for making sure our standards are implemented on all work going out the door, teaching colleagues the correct standards, as well as making sure everything is Code compliant per DOB and ADA standards.  

I am a hard working energetic person that loves a new challenge. I am dependable, I thrive under pressure and am always looking to take on more responsibility. I am a strong leader, with the ability to hear all sides of an argument, synthesize the important points, and drive the project/idea forward.


Vocon, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

Project manager overseeing teams to complete interior fit-out projects. Majority of work is in Revit. I have helped the New York office learn Revit and implement on current projects. Current duties: Implementation of New York building code, coordinating with expediters and the DOB to get projects permitted, working with clients to understand their wants and needs to create a space that they will cherish. I also am overseeing the office's QAQC procedures to makes sure our projects are code compliant and reflect the talent and values of Vocon as a whole.

Mar 2014 - current

TK Architects International, Kansas City, MO, US, Project Architect

Manage large scale projects from schematic design through Construction administration. Produce Construction documents for varying sized projects. Produced, and maintain current code standards for the office based on building codes, accessibilty codes, and state specific codes. Lead design charettes to produce new ideas for our clients.

Jun 2008 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, NY, US, Architectural Intern

Aided the firm with my Revit skills to help finish a high profile project in Mexico City. Was able to step in and collaborate with the team that was already in place to help them reach their deadlines. Coordinated MEP systems with the architectural design for a multi-story high-rise tower project.

Sep 2013 - Dec 2013

Wiley And Wilson Engineers, Alexandria, VA, US, Intern

Facilitated construction documents on federal projects. Made redline corrections on documents. Helped to develop Revit software office standards and families.

Jun 2007 - Aug 2007

Baysinger Architects LLC, Marion, IL , Intern

Made redline corrections on drawings. Performed multiple field verification surveys for local grade schools. Assisted with every day office work.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, US, MArch, Architecture

Jun 2004 - May 2008

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