Biography Kate holds a Bachelor of Interior from Ryerson University, a Bachelor of Geography with specialties in Climatology and Planning with an Extended minor in English Literature from the University of the Fraser Valley, and a Masters of Architecture and Diploma in Metropolitan Design from the University of Minnesota. Prior to graduate school, Kate worked as detailer for stone masonry company doing restoration and new construction work in the Lower mainland, Southwestern BC, and various states along both the east and west coast of the US. Kate has also spent a decade in a local engineering office focused on restoration and field work of contemporary and heritage buildings throughout the lower mainland and southern BC. Her ongoing practice has covered interdisciplinary work in architecture, environmental design, heritage, and sustainability. She is a registered architect at the AIBC, RAIC, is a registered CAHP member, and is a member of Heritage BC Kate is the recipient of both a Vancouver Heritage and Heritage BC Award for her work one the restoration of a Neo-Gothic Entryway on the Normal School at City Square in Downtown Vancouver, for which a book was published. Recent works include St Andrew's Wesley Cathedral Seismic upgrade and Restoration. She is the BC co-ordinator and a mentor for the RAIC in the Syllabus Program, and is fascinated by heritage structures and how they contribute to the dialogue of contemporary architecture in the face of climate change.

Academic Credentials Architect AIBC, MRAIC, CAHP

Expertise buildings


Chapter BC_Yukon


Organization Sparrow Architecture Inc.

Address 37833 Dawson Road, Abbotsford, BC

City Vancouver/ Abbotsford

ProvTerr British Columbia

Postal Code V3G 2K9