Kathrina Simonen

Associate Professor at University of Washington
Washington, Seattle, Washington
United States

Kathrina (Kate) Simonen is an Associate Professor of Architecture at the University of Washington with over 15 years of professional practice experience as an architect and structural engineer. Her research is focused on using environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and integrated practice to advance low carbon, high performance buildings. She is founding director of the Carbon Leadership Forum, an industry-academic collaborative focused on linking LCA to design and construction practice. She authored a book, Life Cycle Assessment, published in 2014, led the compilation of the largest known database of building carbon footprints, led the development of a whole-building LCA practice guide, is developing methods to integrate disaster resilience and LCA and is studying the structural and environmental optimization of the use of mass timber construction for larger commercial buildings.