Kate Spata, B.Arch ‘14
Kate Spata, AIA LEED AP BD+C, graduated with honors from CCNY’s Spitzer School of Architecture in 2014. She has been an active member of the AIA since 2011, and while at CCNY served as the AIAS Chapter President and Chair. Due to her contributions to the school, she was awarded the New York State AIA Student Award in 2012. Upon graduation, she began her career at IBI Group and later joined Dattner Architects as a project architect. Kate approaches design with the conviction that architecture should not only have aesthetic integrity, but also foster learning and serve its respective community. A firm believer in architecture’s ability to enhance the lives of its users, she is passionate about designing educational facilities that aid in personal growth and development, and that promote posterity. Over the past four years, she has worked on over a dozen projects for the SCA’s Capital Improvement Program, and 4 Capacity projects, creating over 1000 new seats for New York City Public Schools.
Since becoming a registered architect in July 2017, Kate has refocused her efforts on advocacy within the architectural profession. Through her involvement with the AIA, Kate is an active participant in the industry-wide dialogue about how to increase diversity and equity in the practice of architecture. She is an active member of the AIA Bronx, is involved with the AIANY Woman in Architecture Committee, attended the 2015 Women’s Leadership Summit in Seattle, Washington, and participated in the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation’s 2018 Emerging Leaders Program. This past January, she received the WIA’s 2018 Recognition Award for demonstrating strong leadership skills and a commitment to the growth and advancement of our profession as a newly licensed architect.