Katie is an architectural designer with a masters architecture specialising in Development and Emergency Practice.
Katie believes in people-led design.
Katie’s masters is very useful for neighbourhood and planning issues. She put her skills to use on a co-house project (two families living in the same house with separate and communal spaces). For this project an existing house was refurbished and extended to enable two families to co-habit.
She is currently working on two housing projects. Working closely with High Wycombe Council on master-planning and a design code, as well as a smaller site for self-build plots.
Recently Katie obtained planning permission for a granny annexe in a conservation area (and with a heritage asset).
Previously, as well as working for a large architectural practice in London and supervising building sites with her project manager father, Katie spent many summers volunteering on community driven water projects in Bolivia and Morocco; and travelling in Peru and Italy. These experiences have inspired her to apply architectural skills to the humanitarian sector. She has recently set up a waste reduction network in Witney.
One Bedroom Barn Conversion
West OxfordshireKatie recently gained planning approval for this barn conversion. She is currently working on building control drawings and technical design.
Masterplan for High Wycombe Council
High WycombeKatie is currently working on a masterplan and a design code for 104 houses in High Wycombe.
Prior Approval for multiple dwellings
OxfordshireKatie is also working with the rest of the team on a tricky prior approval application, converting a large modern barn into 3 dwellings. The council in this area is usually against modern barn (metal frame, block and timber) conversions. At the same time she is also working on converting some traditional barns into 3 dwellings – this will prove to be easier (read this blog post for why).