Kate Conley

Kate Conley

Sunnyvale, CA, US



I'm a California licensed architect working in the Bay Area. I graduated from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's BArch program 6 years ago, and since then have been voraciously adding to my skills as a designer, businesswoman, manager, mentor, and colleague. I'm passionate about sustainable design and making thoughtful responses to the existing built environment and community through our work. 


LPA Inc., San Jose, CA, US, Project Architect

Project architect for large-scale core & shell commercial office properties in Silicon Valley.

Oct 2018 - current

Foster + Partners, Cupertino, CA, US, Associate

Project architect on a high profile retail projects for a tech giant in the nation's largest metropolitan areas. Conducting client meetings and managing a global team of engineers and consultants including cross-country site visits.

Jul 2015 - Oct 2018

CAW Architects, Inc., San Jose, Job Captain

Taking projects through all phases of design and construction including project interviewing, client relations, consultant team management, entitlements, construction documents development with a designer/drafter team, and construction administration responsibilities.

Dec 2010 - Jul 2015

Lauterbach & Associates, Oxnard, CA, US, Intern Architect

Coordinated consultants and advocated for clients in a project management role. Drafted in Architectural Desktop and schematic modeling in Sketchup. Wrote contracts and other administrative documents. Researched codes and materials.

Jul 2009 - Dec 2010


California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo, CA, US, BArch, Architecture

Sep 2004 - Jun 2009

California State University International Programs, Florence, Italy , BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - Jun 2008


AIA Henry Adams Certificate, Award

Each year, The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (or CACB for Canadian schools). A certificate of merit is awarded to the second-ranking graduating student. These awards are provided as part of the AIA Scholarship Program.


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