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Katherine Darnstadt

Latent Design
Founder + Principal
Katherine is an architect, educator and founder of Latent Design, a practice at the intersection of architecture and community development creating social, economic and environmental impact beyond the building. Leveraging design as a tool to make the invisible forces impacting a project visible through architecture, the firm’s collaborations range from small-scale tactical interventions, new construction community buildings, adaptive reuse, neighborhood master plans and design speculations. She is winner of the 2013 American Institute of Architects Young Architects Honor Award, 2014 Crain's Chicago 40 Under 40, teaches at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.