Kate is an architect with over 25 years’ experience working with a variety of building types and in the historic environment. She is a partner at Purcell, a specialist practice of Architects, Masterplanners and Heritage Consultants. She has extensive experience of working on significant conservation, adaptation and refurbishment projects on listed buildings and on new buildings within the historic environment. Kate has led and delivered complex project for some of our most prestigious heritage landmarks including the Palace of Westminster, Westminster Abbey, the National Gallery and The British Museum.
She values the connection between architecture and people and she encourages stakeholder and community engagement as a means to improving the design and achieving a successful outcome. She is interested in designing for flexibility in an ever-changing world and actively promotes thinking on sustainability and access as an inherent part of the design process. She embeds environmentally sustainable design principles from concept design through to developing practical solutions for the delivery of the project. She enjoys adapting and upgrading existing buildings to meet modern standards using an informed understanding of the original fabric with an inventive approach to design. She believes that close collaboration with the community, design team, clients and contractors significantly improves the quality of a project.
She has worked with a wide variety of clients and delivered a variety of public and private sector jobs within the heritage and refurbishment sector and understands the complexities of working with existing buildings, the value of good communication and successful stakeholder engagement.