Kate Tunney is a Principal and Director of Urban Design and Communication at Rothschild Doyno Collaborative. 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 building 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 recently spoke at the American Planning Association’s National Convention to share her experiences in meaningful community engagement. She currently serves on the City of Pittsburgh Contextual Design Advisory Panel. She is the Co-Chair of the Strip District Neighbors Community Development Committee and serves on the Buildings and Grounds Committee for the Winchester Thurston School.
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.