Katelyn fostered an interest in the built environment starting with a sixth grade ‘dream house’ class project. She began her formal education at Vermont Technical College and the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture before earning a Doctorate of Architecture at the University of Hawaii, where her researched focused on the overlap between feng shui, environmental psychology, and biophilic design (Holistic Dwelling). After interning for various architectural firms, Katelyn returned to school for a PhD in Architecture studying biophilic design – the human : nature connection in Antarctica (Architecture of Survival). She brings this interest in architectural exploration, human behavioral studies, and developing a deeper relationship with the natural world to her work at the Cushman Design Group.
Outside of the office, Katelyn teaches at Vermont State University, guest lectures, and researches the history of architecture in extreme environments with publications and conference presentations in the Antarctic research community. Her research, passion for learning, and creative expression has resulted in the slow pursuit of an MFA exploring and expanding upon Frank Lloyd Wright’s Nature Patterns. She is an avid runner, completing marathons and triathlons around the world, but enjoys the backroads of Vermont best.
Contact Katelyn at email@example.com