Katherine Chan

Katherine Chan

Katherine Chan

Associate
Structures

Katherine Chan, who also goes by Kat, has extensive experience in a variety of sectors and both national and international work. She has demonstrated repeated success in aligning design intent with specific project performance requirements, including using bespoke systems and complex architectural geometry. A part of the AEC industry since 2012, Kat joined Walter P Moore in 2018 as a senior technical designer in the Enclosure Engineering practice in our New York office. Her focus on the design of building enclosures and specialty structures allows her to combine her interests in structures, architecture, and sustainability. Kat is passionate about the built environment and how design affects the way we experience the world around us. She strives to balance design intent with performance, keeping in sight community use and engagement, cost, and maintenance requirements.

An active member of Walter P Moore’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council, Kat spearheads the development and completion of initiatives for community engagement, educational content specific to the AEC industry, and internal communications, including quarterly update reports and graphical content.

She leads the Walter P Moore New York office’s engagement with Design Advocates, a collaborative for architects and designers to share resources and collaborate on efforts to serve the public good through pro bono projects, research, and advocacy.  An active committee member of the International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineers (IABSE), Kat participates in the development of panel discussions and content in general, as well as organizing and hosting the annual Future of Design Symposium. Additionally, she is an active member of the Society of Facade Engineers, an international organization backed by several multidisciplinary professional groups.

A member of Columbia University’s adjunct faculty for the GSAPP MArch program, her ongoing collaboration includes shifting the approach on materials to be more diverse and inclusive while maintaining technical rigor of the course work by including diverse, sustainable materials. Additionally, Kat has lectured at MIT and provided crits at the University of Pennsylvania, Pratt Institute, and CUNY New York City College of Technology.

Education

Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, Columbia University

Related Projects

  • 378 West End Avenue 
  • thyssenkrupp Tower
  • Omaha Performing Arts Center
  • USF Judy Genshaft Honors College Building

What's the best advice you've been given — so far?
Treat the world and those around you as you'd like to be treated.
What gives you the most satisfaction in your work?
Being able to deliver a well-rounded and thoughtful experience / deliverable through collaboration.
In a word, what should co-workers expect of you?
Passion and honesty

Connect

Phone Number: 
917-460-0882

PUBLICATIONS

"Exploring Embodied Carbon in Building Enclosures," Intelligent Glass Solutions, Summer 2021

"Elevating Structural Innovation," thyssenkrupp Tower, February 2021