Napa Residence

DesignerMAP - Metropolitan Architectural Practice
PrizeHonorable Mention
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About Designer

Photo Credit: Joe Fletcher Katherine Lambert, AIA, IIDA, is a founding principal of Metropolitan Architectural Practice (MAP), and Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA. The mutable environment of architecture, design, sustainable practices, and community engagement has formed the unique nexus of her research and praxis. Her emphasis has embraced the cross disciplinary realm afforded by the intersection of architectural and design practices with digital and media practices. She has lead several large scale key projects in the residential, commercial and public sectors. As truly reflective of the site specificities afforded by California, these projects ranged from urban spaces to ranchscapes. As a principal, she led several key projects ranging from the renovation of a landmark Willis Polk, 18,000 Sq. ft. city residence, to the internationally acclaimed (TARC) Tenderloin Aids Resource Center, to large scale commercial spaces, such as Quokka Sports, Clear Ink, and Own & P Advertising, to historic landmark retail spaces such as 1 Grant Ave., SF, to the design and development of the 300 acre sustainable agricultural Thornton Ranch in Sonoma, CA, to numerous contemporary and modernist residences throughout California, to a number of pro-bono projects such as the nascent and internationally acclaimed Tenderloin Aids Resource Center (TARC ), San Francisco, CA. Lambert is an Associate Professor of Architecture and chaired the Interior Architecture program at California College of the Arts for 2005-12. Her own graduate studies in architecture were at UCLA's Architecture and Urban Design Program. Today, she continues to advance innovative responses to new projects through an ever-evolving and wide-angle lens of promising approaches to progressive design principles and has continued to design urban, rural and pre-fab architectural projects that advance innovative design research and sustainable building practices.