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Katherine DarnstadtAdjunct Lecturer


Katherine Darnstadt acts as a thesis mentor in the Master of Science in Engineering Design Innovation (EDI) program in addition to her role as founder and principal architect at Latent Design. Latent Design is a progressive architecture and urban design firm with a commitment to social impact through a strategy of define, design, deploy. The firms offers innovative design solutions to those in resource and budget limited environments by leveraging local assets to generate project opportunities beyond the building.

As a Segal mentor and advisor, Katherine generously lends her time and professional expertise to review student projects and improve Segal programming.


BArch, Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, IL

Significant Recognition

Architizer A+ Awards 2013 Winner
American Institute of Architects Young Architect Honor Award Winner 2013
Crain’s Chicago 40 Under 40 2014

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