Katie joined the York Purcell studio in 2015 after graduating from Northumbria University. During her time with the practice Katie worked on jobs of varying scale including Durham Cathedral and Bishop Auckland Castle, alongside smaller places of worship and residential projects. After completing her Part II studies in 2019 at the Glasgow School of Art, she re-joined the York studio.
Katie particularly enjoys working on place of worship and cultural projects and, for her Part II dissertation, explored how churches can be utilised or sensitively adapted for new uses to support local communities. She has a keen interest in context led design, utilising the use of hand drawing to illustrate the vision of a scheme which has often led to her involvement in larger master planning bids. After growing up the countryside, in her spare time Katie loves spending time outdoors especially by the coast, hiking and kayaking.