Katherine Darnstadt, AIA

Katherine is the founder of Latent Design, a progressive architecture and urbanism firm leveraging civic innovation and social impact to design more equitable spaces and systems. Since founding the practice in 2010, Katherine and her firm have prototyped new urban design systems to advance urban agriculture, support small business, create spaces for youth makers, advance building innovation, and create public space frameworks. She and the firm have been published, exhibited and featured widely, most notably at the International Venice Architecture Biennial, Architizer A+ Awards, Chicago Ideas Week, NPR, Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40 and as an American Institute of Architects Young Architects Honor Award winner. Katherine currently teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and previously at Northwestern University.

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