Kathleen O'Donnell

Kathleen O'Donnell

New York, NY, US

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Learning Lions LLC, Lodwar, Kenya, Lead Architect

Led several civic and institutional projects from programming to administration. Performed structural calculations and detailed cost estimations to maximize project success. Adapted design and details on-site due to budget and site complications. Assisted in construction administration and interior design alongside Kéré Architecture.

Oct 2020 - current

NELSON, New York, NY, US, Technical Designer II

Assisted in the design of office schematics and interior finishes. Led construction document production and administration in field. Produced zoning applications, building code reviews, and bid packages.

Aug 2018 - Aug 2020

Martin Architectural Group, Philadelphia, PA, US, Assistant Project Manager

Contributed to the design of single-family and multi-family housing. Assisted document production on 500,000 sq. ft. mixed-use apartments. Generated design study documents and alternative solutions to promote discussion and collaborative problem-solving.

Jun 2016 - Aug 2018

BRR Architecture, Philadelphia, PA, US, Architecture Intern

Managed project delivery and document set of over 50 leading retailers, ranging from 1,000-250,000 sq. ft. Led coordination meetings between projects consultants.

Sep 2013 - Jun 2016


Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

Completed a 6-year program requiring 4 years of full-time work experience.
Bachelor’s thesis on incremental housing selected as a finalist.
Awarded A.J. Drexel Scholarship for exceptional academic ability.

Sep 2012 - Jun 2018