Kate is passionate about the preservation of heritage buildings and particularly the ethos of sustainable principles surrounding the retention of extant built fabric and the embodied energy such buildings contain. She relishes the challenge of complex sites and emphasises supporting and guiding clients through the design and approval processes holistically and rigorously.

Kate graduated with honours from UTAS in 2003 and spent her formative years working on a range of residential, commercial, healthcare and educations projects both in Tasmania and abroad. Several of which were award winning.

However, it was the superlative landscape of Tasmania that drew Kate back to Hobart permanently. After several years of co-directing MGA.I, in 2020, Kate took the decisive step to launch her own Architectural and Interiors Practice, Studio Ilk.

Kate is keenly interested in improving the path for women in the construction industry and in particular the architectural profession.