Katie Ross

Katie Ross

Portland, OR, US




My name is Katie Ross. I graduated in 2007 with a Masters degree in Architecture from the Newschool of Architecture and Design. I am a highly motivated individual and I am looking to join an architectural team where I can further develop my skills to become a licensed architect. I am registered with NCARB and require one more year of internship hours. I am confident that I would be a great addition to your talented team. My unique skills would make me a valued drafter, project coordinator and designer with your company.

I am an excellent conceptual designer and received two awards in 2010 on projects. I am passionate
about telling a story through design; exploring each project on a historical, material and sustainable
level. I can offer you three years of professional designing and drafting experience, a strong work
ethic and confidence to work well both in groups and independently. I am proficient in a variety
of programs that allow me to illustrate concepts, findings and finalized ideas in both 2D and 3D

Please contact me with any questions or comments.

Katie Ross

M.Arch | LEED AP | |



studio k, llc, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, Designer / Drafter

notable projects: Assemble, AIA Center, Okoe Beach House, Milolii Community Center

Drafting, 3D modeling, conceptual design, graphic design, web page layouts, marketing packages, fine art for businesses and individuals.

Apr 2010 - current

Batavia Design Group, Inc, Kamuela, Hawaii, Designer/ Drafter/ Graphic Designer

notable projects: Sanctuary Belize, Art Packages

Drafting, 3D modeling, conceptual design, furniture packages.
Graphic design, project coordination, marketing packages, fine art for businesses and individuals.

May 2011 - Dec 2011

KOA Architects, Kamuela, Hawaii, Jr. Designer

notable projects: Nui Nalu Townhomes, Hawi Courthouse, Kona Bowl

Drafting, 3D modeling, conceptual design, historical, material, code research. LEED AP consultation.

Jun 2009 - Dec 2009

Green Sand Inc., Honolulu, HI, US, Architecture Intern

notable projects: J3, Love Renaissance

Responsibility for coordinating the drafting, architectural sketches, codes research and zoning research. Project management and LEED project coordinator. Aggressive research on local, recycled and sustainable materials for commercial projects. Responsible for conceptual designs and presentations to clients.

Apr 2008 - Dec 2008

RE:AL Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Architecture Intern

notable projects: Charlotte Russe

Coordination of site analysis, code requirements, drafting and permitting. Fast paced project management. Responsible for transmittals, revision summaries, redlines, project set up, research of code requirements, material boards.

Jul 2007 - Apr 2008

Roesling Nakamura Terada Architects, San Diego, CA, US, Architecture Intern/ Model Designer

Professional model designer for single family residential project, multi- family residential project, University California, Irvine Science Building model entered in to contest.

Oct 2006 - Mar 2007


NewSchool of Architecture & Design, San Diego, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

Oct 2004 - Jun 2007

University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC), Santa Cruz, CA, US, Bachelors, Psychology

Sep 1999 - Jun 2003


Interisland Terminal New Community Architecture, 1st Place

Designed by Luke Altenau and Katie Coffman (Ross)
Competition for New Community Architecture Winning Design
Beneficiary Organization
Ballet Hawaii
A merchandise sales and information kiosk
$1500 and the opportunity
to have their design built
and used by Ballet Hawaii
December 2010

“Lovely poetry in the idea formulation – the abstraction of movement with imaginative use of materials.”
Human Architecture: Static.
Ballet is human architecture. It is structure. It is static. When bodies are brought together legs become like steel posts, arms like beams – and cables, all of the acting in synchronicity at precise connection points to achieve such feats of suspension, cantilevers, height and spans that never cease to amaze the on-looker. This concept acknowledges the similarity between ballet and architecture and hopes to fuse he two toward a physical shape. Simple lines were drawn – abstractly, the human form at these critical points during a left, throw, lock-out or even just simple pivots of transition. The idea was to mimic these structural elements and incorporate them into an architecture. The end result should echo the lines and profile of a ballet dancer.
Time: Plastic.
Ballet is movement in time. It is fluid. It is plastic when bodies are brought to move to music, to bend and flex in space – nothing is still. Imagine a camera set on a long exposure as a pair of ballet dancers move across the floor. What shapes can be derived from such an architectonic study. This concept acknowledges the architectural potential – the energy found in bodies that are at motion. Again, profiles were drawn; these were then lifted across space and time – connected from beginning to end. The result is a profile extruded along a distance – a sweeping motion that mimics the fluidity of dance. This process also speaks to lightness of materiality and of constructability. The end result should be seen as an object of grace, agility and fluidity, much the same as a ballet dancer would.
Reused sails + tubular steel = easily assembled, light panels
Translucent polygal = provides elegantly lit countertops, environmentally sound product


BIA Hawaii, 1st Place

Best New Commercial Design- J3.

Designed project while working at Green Sand, Inc.


Areas of Specialization