2017

Katherine Austin

AIA

Katherine is a resident of Bend Oregon. Since 1991 she has been a California licensed architect and established her firm in 1995. For the last 25 years, Katherine has specialized in designing communities of smaller homes, apartments, mixed use buildings of both commercial and residential and most recently cottage homes. For the past year, she has represented the Southwest Oregon Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on the local effort to address the critical need for middle market housing in Bend through the Bend Collaborative Housing Workgroup. The Bend City Council appointed Katherine to serve on their Affordable Housing Committee. Katherine is a former Planning Commissioner, City Councilmember, and Mayor of Sebastopol California. She has chaired the National AIA Housing Knowledge Community and is a Past President of the Redwood Empire Chapter of the American Institute of Architects among other board positions. She holds a M. Arch from UCLA and a BFA and MFA from Boston University.