Kate Blackburne

Associate, Exterior Architecture

Kate joined ExA in 2016 and is an Associate and chair of the Design Group. She works across a number of studio projects, helping to uncover the creative potential and build upon the design philosophies that ExA prosper on.

Kate’s background is in masterplanning, mixed use and residential-led development, and she has experience ranging from brief formation and initial feasibility studies through to completion, both throughout the UK and internationally.

For Kate, landscape architecture always starts with developing a compelling vision for a place to ensure that it will be highly functioning in an ecological, social and regenerative manner. Her design process draws inspiration from the site context, character and bio identity to create something unique and of place. She is passionate and sustainability and quality of place for all users, and believes that involving communities in design is key to successful and supported projects.