Deputy Head of School for Architecture and Planning with a portfolio in Learning and Teaching within the School of Architecture and Design. She studied architecture at Glasgow School of Art and then at the Bartlett, UCL, qualifying as an architect in 1998. In 2010 she worked out in Haiti with the NGO Development Workshop France (DWF), consulting Save the Children USA on the design of transitional schools, post-earthquake. Since September 2010, Kate took up a full-time post at the University of Brighton, bringing her practice-based knowledge into research and teaching. Since then she has developing cross-disciplinary thinking, design-led research and innovative material development within education.
Kate has jointly lead on the annual End of Year Show with Glenn Longden-Thurgood, since 2011, curating, designing and building exhibitions pavilions with students and staff. These shows have been used as an opportunity to not only propose new ways of exhibiting student architecture and design work to the public, but also as an opportunity to highlight the potential of public space as flexible, creative venues. In 2013 and 2014 they worked with U I developers to turn Brighton’s disused vegetable market – Circus Street, into a year-long creative venue, culminating in a month long student show. In 2018 they built the show on the award winning, community-owned Hastings Pier, the week before it was sold to a private company.
Previous roles held have included Academic Programme Leader for Architecture (2014 – 2016), Course Leader and Third Year Co-ordinator for BA(hons) architecture (2011-2014), and Admissions Tutor (2010-2011).
Kate teaches in design studio and technology, across undergraduate and postgraduate architecture courses.