Katie Donahue, AIA, LEED GA, NCARB

Senior Associate, Director

Katie Donahue is a Senior Associate and Director in Handel Architects' Denver office, which she opened in 2018. She has worked on a variety of multifamily residential and mixed-use projects in cities across the country and internationally.

Currently Ms. Donahue is managing the design and construction of a number of residential projects in Denver. Prior work includes serving as Project Designer for the 718-unit student housing project for the University of Toronto-Scarborough, designed to high-performing Passive House criteria aimed to decrease energy use by 70-80%. She also served as Project Architect for a 350-unit residential tower on West 42nd Street for Gotham Development, a 714-unit residential building for TF Cornerstone in Brooklyn, and Winthrop Center, the mixed-use tower in Boston for Millennium Partners, the world’s largest Passive House project.

Ms. Donahue is active in leading industry-related organizations as well as academia; she teaches at the University of Colorado-Denver College of Architecture and Planning and Parsons New School of Design in the Interior Design Program. She was named “Young Architect of the Year” by AIA Colorado, has won numerous awards for her work on aspects of material waste and community involvement in architecture, and was selected for ULI’s Real Estate Diversity Initiative program.

Prior to Handel Architects, Ms. Donahue worked at Gensler in Denver on mixed use, retail and residential projects, including the MOTO apartments on 8th and Sherman in Denver and the 10 Mile Drive retail center in Frisco. She has been working in architecture and design since 2006.

Ms. Donahue holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a Master of Architecture from the University of Colorado-Denver, and a Master of Architecture II from Cornell University.

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