Kate Speidel

Kate Speidel

Brooklyn, NY, US



Kate is a Junior Architect with four years of experience working on diverse projects in and around New York City, the West Coast, and Asia. In small scale commercial and residential renovations as much as in large infrastructure projects, Kate approaches Architectural design with the practical assumption that sustainability is a prerequisite for viability in the twenty-first century.

Kate has worked in varied capacities as an architect, drafter, and designer with teams planning miniature rooftop gardens and a small blue-roof reflecting pool, as well as massive infrastructure projects, including the Croton Water Treatment Plant, a nine-acre green roofed project in the Bronx, and the Penn Station Vision Study.



AECOM, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect

Worked on design drawings with a Joint Venture to envision the renovation of Penn Station, New York. Researched and produced diagrammatic studies showing specific implications that changes to the existing system will have on the city.

Acted as primary editor on the Green Construction Manual for Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson Airport's Sustainable Management Plan.

Created 3D renderings and construction documents for presentations to the NYC Public Design Commission for various projects, including: a backup generator addition at the Jamaica WWTP; the proposed Chemical Storage Building at 26th Ward WWTP; and new fencing at Owls Head WWTP.

Assisted in design services during construction, including coordination of plant signage and evacuation plans for code compliance at Croton Water Treatment Plant, for the NYC Department of Environmental Protection.

Worked on the Construction Manager’s Office Building in Jamaica, Queens, creating construction documents and performing project management tasks, including product specification for an extensive green roof.

May 2010 - current

Miriam Haskell Jewels, LTD., New York, NY, US, 3D Renderer

Drafting, digital modeling, and rendering of jewelry pieces and displays.

Apr 2009 - Jul 2010

David Yum Architects, New York, NY, US, Intern Architect

Drafting, digital and physical modeling of restaurant and residential interior projects in CA, NY, and Seoul, Korea; Designed winning presentation boards for 2008 AIA "Unbuilt Boston" Competition; design and production management of graphics for custom furnishings.

Worked with a team developing a blue roof solution for ELV Wines in Santa Barbara, CA. Reclaimed steel-sided sheds rolling on railroad tracks held a tasting pavilion, facing a partially bermed building with a blue roof, offering evaporative cooling for visitors and insulation for the wine storage below.

Designed a renewable bamboo paneling system for exterior circulation in a proposal for the Taiwan Science Complex Centers for Disease Control, offering a multifunction response to the wide range of programmatic requirements set forth.

Apr 2009 - Sep 2009

The Wallet Pen, Charlotte, VT, US, Management Intern

Designed improvements to production efficiency; Managed orders and shipping, general computer & web help; Designed product packaging and purchase-point displays

Jan 2007 - Aug 2009

Henninge, Inc. Industrial Design, Burlington, VT, US, Design Intern

Product research & brainstorming; Organized and designed presentations to clients; Computer graphics and models; Reception, filing.

Jan 2004 - Aug 2005


Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

B. Arch.; Architecture, 2010
Studio work selected for archives, Fall 2007, Fall 2009
Pratt Institute President’s List, Dean's List

Aug 2005 - May 2010

Pratt Institute Rome, Rome, IT, Architecture

Pratt Architecture in Rome Program, Spring 2008
Participated in AACUPI "Pavilion in Extra-Light Materials" competition with students from Roma Tre Universita

Jan 2008 - May 2008

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