Katharine Santalla

Katharine Santalla

Seattle, WA, US



In 2017 I left my job in NYC to relocate to Seattle, but first decided to road trip through the 48 continental US states to see America. Now that I have completed the trip, I am excited to continue meaningful employment at an architecture firm where I can further hone my skills and work towards licensure. I have 8 years of professional experience in design and production oriented offices and am looking to join a passionate team where creativity, innovation, and camaraderie is the driving force of design.


Katz Architecture, New York, NY, US, Project Architect

• Lead project team for new retail client’s first US flagship. Challenges included: Collaboration w/ international designer, coordination of MEP, SE, Acoustic, and Lead abatement consultants, Landmark approval.
• Spearheaded the streamlining of building architect review process
• Project Types Include: Residential Gut Renovation, Retail, Mixed Use, Corporate, Building Management

Dec 2015 - Aug 2017

Kenneth Park Architects, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

• Performed code, landlord & permit submission analysis and overall schedule coordination for nationwide tenant improvement projects of high end retailers
• Managed junior and project architects in everyday activity while prioritizing deadlines for multiple projects
• Created construction documents for permitting, landlord review, bid, and final construction from client design development packages, with minimal supervision in a fast-paced work environment
• MEP/Structural/Client/Consultant/Contractor coordination during DD/CD development and construction phases
• Construction Administration - Completed RFI responses, Submittal and Shop drawing review, Millwork drawing review, On-site inspections and prepared progress reports for client review, Performed on-site problem solving sessions with GCs and construction team
• 3D modeled storefront and interior concepts and existing conditions for client review
• Clients Include: Tourneau, Dior, Ferragamo, Armani, Diane Von Furstenberg, Chanel

May 2012 - Dec 2015

Woolley Morris Architects, Princeton, NJ, Junior Architect/Intern Architect

• Schematic design, design development, and construction documents for projects ranging from 1,000-270,000sf
• Designed and formatted presentation renderings and graphics for marketing and client meetings
• 3d modeled and rendered using Sketchup, SU Podium, Photoshop, and InDesign
• Project management and client/consultant coordination for 270,000sf retail center (Montgomery Promenade)
• Key Projects Include: Cheney Hall (Dorm Authority State of New York) & Neubig Hall renovations (SUNY Cortland), Montgomery, NJ Township master plan and Main Street design, Waverchak Residence (Salina, NY), Cayuga, Oneida, Pathfinder Hall facade & courtyard renovations (SUNY Oswego), Jupiter Hotel (Jupiter, FL) concept design, Syracuse Surgical Center build-out

Dec 2009 - May 2012


Roger Williams University, MArch, School of Architecture, Art, and Historic Preservation

Bachelor of Science/Master of Architecture dual degree
Minors: Business, Art and Architectural History

Aug 2004 - May 2009

Areas of Specialization