RESEARCH + PRACTICE
Kate Archibald holds degrees in both jewellery design and Interior Design, and currently practises in both disciplines. She is currently employed with Techne Architects and Interior Designers where she works accross projects in hospitality design, residential design and commercial design. Previous to working at Techne, she was employed at Foolscap Studio and Bates Smart in Sydney.
Whilst at RMIT, Kate was selected to participate in an Architects Without Boarders project, on which she worked in a team developing designs for a disability day care centre in Dien Ban, Vietnam.
This interest in community focused projects lead her to pursue the concept within her thesis, engaging the idea of how play can assist in the development of young children in impoverished areas of Uganda. Kate was awarded a travelling scholarship which allowed her to travel to Kabale in Uganda to develop these ideas further.
She is currently working across projects in hospitality and residential design. Previous project that she has been the lead concept designer have won nationally recognised design awards such as, the Belle Interior Design award for best corporate Interior for the Clemenger BBDO fit out and Fonda Mexican in Hawthorn was awarded a high commendation at the Eat Drink Design Awards. Several other projects have been shortlisted in both the Australian Interior Design Awards and the Interior Design Excellence Awards.