Kate Czembor is committed to rigorous and creative problem solving through interdisciplinary collaboration.
With fourteen years of experience as an architect and a strong interest in the role of craft in the contemporary building industry, her talent lies in the synthesis of technical knowledge, uncompromising attention to detail, and strong design sensibility. Kate has applied her skills to a range of university projects at KieranTimberlake, including new dining commons for Cornell University, the Brockman Hall for Physics at Rice University, and the renovation of McKinlock Hall at Harvard University. Her work at Silliman College at Yale University included restoration of the historic envelope as well as the renovation of significant historic and repurposed interior spaces.
She has served as Project Architect for the Yale University Sculpture Building and Gallery, an award-winning LEED Platinum project, and for the new 510-bed Charles David Keeling Apartments at University of California, San Diego. At Keeling Apartments, the design's careful responsiveness to the Southern California climate was recognized with a COTE Top 10 award as well as LEED Platinum certification. Most recently, Kate was the Project Architect for a new 750-seat dining facility at the University of California, Santa Barbara, currently under construction.
She has served on design juries at University of Pennsylvania, Drexel University, and Philadelphia University and is an active mentor in the Philadelphia Futures program, which prepares low-income students for college.