Ethics & Leadership Panel

Katy Hawkins

Associate, Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects

Katy Hawkins is a registered architect and an Associate at Mark Cavagnero Associates Architects.  Her career in architecture came after an early career in structural engineering, having received her BS in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.  After working as a structural engineer in Chicago for several years, she returned to school to study architecture at the University of Michigan, earning an MArch in their three-year master’s program.  Upon relocating from the Midwest to the Bay Area, she worked for the Office of Charles F. Bloszies for nearly nine years, working on adaptive re-use and commercial core and shell projects.  She joined Mark Cavagnero Associates in 2014, where her work focuses primarily on cultural and nonprofit institutions, including LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired, the Monterey Bay Aquarium, and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Katy’s engineering background and her work on a large variety of project types have enabled her to develop a unique blend of design and technical skills.  In her current role as a Project Manager, she draws on these skills to inform her architectural design and coordination work, to foster the professional growth of other architects whose work she manages, and to create a collaborative dialogue between design, construction and client teams.