Profile

Mrs. Kathryn Shaffer

Principal / Architect,
Kathryn Shaffer Architect

Contact Details

Kathryn Shaffer Architect
117 Crescent Ave
Sausalito, CA
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Bio

In 1984 Kathryn (Marsh) Shaffer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Kansas State University with a Bachelor of Interior Architecture and in 1988 she graduated Suma Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana Tech University. Originally her work began when she was a teenager working in her architect-father's office. Her internship began in 1984 working for architectural firms in Connecticut, followed by Louisiana (Benjamin Franklin High School with Eean McNaughton, AIA), then New York giving her an extensive background in cultural building types and construction techniques. In 1988 she played a key role in the design of the 1990-2012 Carousel Center in Syracuse New York then obtained her license in Connecticut later that year. In 1990 she began working as Kathryn Shaffer, AIA on residential, commercial and industrial projects: notable projects include 1993-94 production housing and clubhouses for Rancho La Quinta and Rancho San Carlos as an employee of Robert Lamb Hart (one project was later awarded the Nathaniel A. Owings Award), MacArthur Center in Norfolk, VA (1995-96), The Asian Art Museum (as an employee of LDA for HOK), among others and tenant improvement projects with Huntsman Group for the Shorenstein Companies in San Francisco.
Today, her eleven (11) year old firm,KSA, is committed to the design and implementation of a modern design philosophy using environmentally sustainable architecture. The firm completes architecture and design of all types of custom buildings with a focus on sustainable residential, public, office, retail, and restaurant projects.

Education

Louisiana Tech University
Ruston, Louisiana, United States
Bachelor of Architecture, 1988
Architecture
1987 To 1988
Dissertation: Built Form and Culture
Advisor: Henry Stout

Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Bachelor of Interior Architecture, 1984
Architecture and Design
1979 To 1984
Advisor: Eugene McGraw

Job History

Kathy Shaffer Architecture & Design (KSA)
Principal
Sausalito, CA, United States
May 2004 - present

Job history entries in progress

Honors and Awards

Co-designer AIA CNY Design Award Commercial/Industrial/Institutional (as employee of DPA)
American Institute of Architects Central New York (AIA CNY)
1993

Co-designer, Best Parking Structure, Co-winner (as employee of Brown McDaniel)
Precast Concrete Institute (PCI)
2000

Nathaniel A. Owings Award (1990-1 project as employee of RLH (Hart Howerton))
American Institute of Architects
2008

Small Firms Great Projects
San Francisco AIA
2005

Team member for Honor Award (as employee of Eean McNaughton Associates(a McNaughton,Perez,Billes-Man
American Institute of Architects Gulf States (AIA)
1994

Womens Work
AIA
1991

Specialties

  • Architectural Design
  • Bid Evaluation
  • Bidding / Negotiation
  • Building Measurement
  • Code Compliance
  • Commissioning
  • Computer Applications
  • Construction Defect Analysis
  • Construction Documentation: Drawings
  • Construction Documentation: Specifications
  • Construction Management
  • Construction Procurement
  • Contract Administration
  • Coordination of Designated Services
  • Detailed Site Utilization Studies
  • Existing Facilities Surveys
  • Facility Evaluation Services
  • Fine Arts and Crafts
  • Interior Design
  • LEED Certification Services
  • Materials Research / Specifications
  • Model Construction
  • Post-Contract Evaluation
  • Postoccupancy Evaluation
  • Programming
  • Project Administration
  • Project Promotion / Public Relations
  • Project Representation
  • Record Drawing
  • Renderings
  • Schedule Development / Monitoring
  • Site Analysis and Selection
  • Site Development Planning
  • Space Planning
  • Space Schematics / Flow Diagrams
  • Special Bidding
  • Special Building Type Consultation
  • Special Disciplines Consultation
  • Special Furnishings Design
  • Still Photography
  • Strategic Facility Planning
  • Submittal Services
  • Supplemental Documentation
  • Sustainable Building Design
  • Tenant-Related Services
  • Urban Design Services
  • Warranty Review

Affiliations

  • National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)

Interests

  • Architecture, Art, Sailing, Photography, Travel