Kathryn Frost (née Stutts) is an independent designer and architect based in Paris since 2008. She worked in New York and Dublin prior to arriving in Paris and joining the office of Jean Nouvel. There she helped create a 3d parametric model for the dome canopy of the Louvre Abu Dhabi. This interdisciplinary process was the subject of a paper co-authored and presented by Kathryn at the Advances in Architectural Geometry conference in Paris in 2012. Her current research and writing focus on the interaction between human and natural systems, and how to use new technological tools to improve our relationship with our environment at both local and global scales. This includes multidisciplinary practices of urban agriculture, micro-energy, material salvage, and design-build.Kathryn received her BS and Master’s degrees in architecture from the University of Virginia in 2003 and Yale University in 2008. In addition to teaching Sustainable Systems at Parsons Paris, she is a part-time instructor at Sciences Po in the Master of Urbanism program. Kathryn is also collaborating with the French NGO Architecture & Developpement on the design of a bioclimatic center for mental health care in Kinshasa, DRC. In her spare time Kathryn enjoys knitting with organic wool and building cabins.