kathryne larson

kathryne larson

Oakland, CA, US



I graduated with a Bachelor of Architecture at the University of Southern California in 2008 and have a broad range of experience in both internships and professional work experience.  In the past year and a half I have been a full time consultant for WRNS Studio in San Francisco, working on LEED certifications, sketch-up renderings, and 100% CDs for a large K-8 school.  

As a designer, I am very passionate about my work, constantly learning and pushing myself toward new and innovative techniques.  I am fascinated in the exploration of where all of the design disciplines intersect.  

As a student and designer, I have studied Urban Design and Planning in Europe, which was one of the most rewarding experiences I have had.  I also have experience working on very fast paced competitions, both large and small with MADA s.p.a.m. in Los Angeles.  Most recently, I completed an intensive summer session at UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design Graduate Program, to further develop my interest in the intersections of Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Urbanism.   I would say one of my strongest skills would be graphic production, presentation preparation and schematic/conceptual design/site analysis.  Some of my more technical skills include proficiency in AutoCAD 2011, ArchiCAD, 3-D programs such as Sketch-up and Rhino, and advanced skills in graphic programs such as Adobe Illustrator, In-Design and Photoshop,  as well as LEED online and documentation. 


JRDV Urban International, Oakland, CA, US, Designer

Feb 2012 - current

WRNS Studio, Designer

Designer+Sustainability Specialist, WRNS Studio, San Francisco, CA 04/10-03/11

Responsibilities include working closely with the Sustainability Director on LEED certification of
ten large scale projects ranging from 17,000-100,000 SF. Completion of 100% construction
documents for an 86,000 SF K-8 school campus, including detail drawings and product
specification. Working closely with the Director of Interior Design on several interiors projects,
material specification, graphic representations, material boards, 3-D renderings. Gained
experience working on a large scale master plan “cultural terrace” project and presentation,
which involved 3-D rendering, powerpoint and illustrator.

Apr 2010 - Mar 2011

MADAs.p.a.m., Architectural Intern

Competition Designer, MADA s.p.a.m. Los Angeles, CA 10/09-1/10

Consultant on a fast paced competition for a new urban city center in Zhengzhou, China.
Responsibilities included analysis of current urban fabric, diagrams, renderings, presentation
preparation, mass modeling and use analysis. Other responsibilities involved working on high
end residential, civic and commercial projects.

Oct 2009 - Jan 2010

Stantec, Designer I

Designer+Marketing Assistant, Stantec Architecture, Sacramento, CA 12/08-6/09

Responsible for creation of the 3-D sketch-up model of a large scale hotel and parking
structure in Northern California. Tasks also included presentation preparation, working drawings
in Auto-CAD, conceptual design, interview preparation, and lead designer of 15 architectural
marketing/graphics projects.

Dec 2008 - Jun 2009


University of California, Berkeley, Summer Institute in Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning

Intensive Summer Program to explore the Master's in Landscape Architecture. Earned Certificate for completion of the program.

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011

University of Southern California (USC), BArch, Architecture

Earned my Bachelor of Architecture in the 5 year program at USC, with a minor emphasis in Art History.

Aug 2003 - May 2008

Sacramento City College, Graphic Design/Fine Arts

Studied general education as well as fine arts and graphic design while playing on the intercollegiate Sacramento City College Softball team. I earned the NFCA- All- American Scholar Athlete Award in May of 2003.

Jun 2001 - Jun 2003


USC Presidential Scholar, Scholarship

Presidential Scholar at USC from 2003-2008.


Areas of Specialization