Kathryn has been a specialist urban designer and masterplanner for twenty-five years, working in the public and private sectors.
She has directed numerous UK and international projects ranging in scale from individual streets and neighbourhoods to towns and city-regions. In private practice, Kathryn worked on town-centre regeneration, brownfield redevelopment and sustainable urban expansions. Her commitment to public engagement was forged here and has continued to inform her design ethos throughout her career. At Medway Council Kathryn, communicated design policy and promoted high quality urbanism with a focus on conservation and regeneration of industrial heritage sites.
She strengthened her regeneration expertise at PRP Architects, focusing on inner-city estates and securing two of the government’s Pathfinder Regeneration Projects; award-winning Beswick Urban Village and Plymouth Grove in Manchester. As a Director at Barton Willmore, she led large, multidisciplinary masterplanning teams in the UK and Europe with work encompassing Garden Cities, urban renewal, thought leadership and research. Since 2018 Kathryn has been a freelance consultant focusing on citywide growth and regeneration strategies.