Kate Tunney is a Principal and Director of Urban Design and Communications at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative, an architecture and urban design firm in Pittsburgh. She leads the firm’s efforts in urban design and communication, and she works with clients to establish a vision for their site or building. Her work focuses on the design at a neighborhood and building program scale, shaping the interaction between sites and buildings. Kate also manages design projects focused on the adaptive reuse of existing structures, creating designs that connect a building’s history with the client’s current needs.
Kate has helped to advance the role of the Design Sketchbook to communicate both design goals and aspirations in an accessible manner. She has spoken at the American Planning Association’s National Convention to share her experiences in meaningful community engagement. With a dedication to community service, Kate is the co-chair of Industrial Arts Workshop, a non-profit that teaches youth welding skills through the creation of public art. She is a past member of the City of Pittsburgh Contextual Design Advisory Panel and the Strip District Neighbors.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in architecture from Parsons School of Design, a division of New School University. Kate is a certified planner, an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and a LEED-accredited professional.