GBD Architects
Katherine Schultz

Katherine Schultz



In addition to managing and leading the firm, Katherine (we all call her Kat) has deep expertise in design and project management of highly sustainable masterplans and mixed-use housing, hotels, corporate headquarters and institutional projects. Kat’s strong communication skills, aptitude for team-building, and positive attitude enable her to respond to and direct clients, consultants, city officials and contractors toward the successful completion of projects. She is passionate about uncovering the opportunities and challenges inherent in planning for smart growth and brings a broad perspective on the issues facing our community through her recent work on Portland’s Planning and Sustainability Commission. In 2017, Kat was honored as a Woman of Influence by the Portland Business Journal — an award reserved for those who have made a difference in their communities, blazed a trail for the rest of us, and are leaving a mark on the Pacific Northwest community.


University of Oregon, Bachelor of Architecture, with Minors in Business Administration and Art History, 1992


City of Portland, Planning & Sustainability Commission
City of Portland, Design Commission
Lake Oswego to Portland Streetcar Community Advisory Committee
St. Mary’s Academy Capital Campaign Alumnae Steering Committee
Oregon Public Broadcasting Volunteer
Advocates for Women in Science, Engineering and Mathematics
Benson High School Job Shadow Program
AIA Women in Architecture Committee
St. Vincent DePaul Adopt-a-Family
Corbett-Terwilliger Lair Hill Neighborhood Association


Registered Architect, Oregon
American Institute of Architects
National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
LEED Accredited Professional

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©GBD Architects Incorporated

  • 1120 NW Couch St., Suite 300 Portland, OR 97209
  • (503) 224-9656