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Katia McClain

AIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C
Managing Principal for Northern California

As Steinberg Hart’s Managing Principal of Northern California, Katia plays a major role in the success of many for the firm’s largest and most complex projects. With close to three decades of experience leading large-scale projects for civic and education client, she is a recognized thought leader and is well known for her innovative and highly sustainable projects across California. Katia has worked with clients and diverse communities designing complex civic, hospitality and commercial projects in the US and Mexico. By emphasizing collaboration among key design team partners, she creates powerful environments that have a positive impact to the people who use them. Katia is active in Design-Build Institute of America, SJDA Downtown Design Committee and is a founding member of the AIA SV Women in Architecture Committee.

Born in Mexico City and as an avid traveler, Katia embraces an international outlook in her work. Her trips underscore her approach to design and her belief that architecture respects the language of the past while inspiring innovative future development.

Education
San Jose State University
Masters in Urban Planning

La Salle University, Mexico City
Bachelors of Architecture