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Ms. Kathleen Dorgan, FAIA

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Dorgan Architecture & Planning
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Dorgan Architecture & Planning
Storrs, CT

Bio

Kathleen Dorgan, AIA, LEED-AP, principal of Dorgan Architecture & Planning in Storrs CT, and an adjunct member of the faculty at Roger Williams University, is a practitioner of comprehensive sustainable community development. Trained in architecture (Rensselaer) and urban planning (Pratt), she contributes to the development of incremental strategies for neighborhood-renewal and community-building. Her projects are featured in Good Neighbors: Affordable Family Housing, The Design Advisor, and Design Matters and the National Building Museum’s exhibit Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset. Chair of the AIA Housing Knowledge Community and past-president of the Association for Community Design, her areas of expertise include participatory and green design.

During a Loeb Fellowship she conducted research on community design. As a HUD Community Builder Fellow she coordinated Livability, University Partnerships, Homeownership, Healthy Homes, Brownfield Redevelopment and Smart Growth Initiatives. During her tenure as Executive Director of the Capitol Hill Improvement Corporation in Albany NY over 1500 buildings were renovated or constructed and a rich variety of programs for area residents and merchants were developed. Ms. Dorgan is active in volunteer groups and is a frequent speaker, instructor and writer about design and community renewal. She is a member of the Design School at Harvard’s Alumni Council and UMASS’ Architecture + Design Advisory Council.

Education

Pratt Institute
Brooklyn, New York
Masters
Urban and Regional Planning

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, New York, United States
Bachelor of Architecture

Harvard Graduate School of Design
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Loeb Fellow, 2002

Job History

Troy Architectural Program (TAP)
Intern
Troy, NY, United States

Capitol Hill Improvement Corporation
Executive Director
Albany, NY, United States

Dorgan Architecture & Planning
Principal
Storrs, CT, United States

Specialties

  • Architectural Design
  • LEED Certification Services
  • Programming
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Urban Design Services

Affiliations

  • Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA)
  • U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC)
  • Association for Community Design. National Low Income Housing Coalition

Interests

  • Community building, community design and participatory praxis