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Kate Thuesen



  • Architecture
  • Higher Education
  • K-12 Schools
  • Senior Associate
Kate Thuesen
  • Senior Associate

Kate is a multi-talented architect with vast experience in both the K-12 and Higher Education industries. In addition to her primary role as a project architect, Kate takes on a variety of other tasks including business development and recruitment, making her a knowledgeable and reliable resource within the company. She is passionate about cultivating meaningful, long-lasting relationships, as well as creating unique and innovative design solutions for her clients.

“I do all I can to listen, empathize, and put myself in the client’s shoes to understand what their known and unknown needs are, so that when the time comes I can creatively solve their challenges. I have a passion for good design and helping clients find innovative solutions to create amazing spaces.”

Kate has a diverse background of project experience and has worked on a multitude of small to large projects across the Midwest. Her most recent work has been with Johnson County Community College in the development of their one-of-a-kind Collaboration Center.

“I love when we get to the point in a project or a job and we can see how our work has elevated the human experience. Performing a valuable service that enriches the daily experiences of our clients brings me joy.”

Early in her career, Kate lived and worked for more than two years in Madrid, Spain, where she gained an appreciation for international architecture and design. She also gained insight into the importance of embracing diversity and learning about new cultures to support personal and professional success.