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    Kathryn Frost

    Part-Time Faculty

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    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 practice focuses on small-scale structures and cabins constructed using design-build. Kathryn has also collaborated with the French NGO Architecture & Developpement on several projects including the design of a bio-climatic center for mental health care in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo. 

    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 leads the architectural design studio for the Paris Program of Catholic University of America. Her current research and writing focus on the interaction between human and natural systems and using new technological tools to improve our relationship with the environment at both local and global scales. This includes multidisciplinary practices of urban agriculture, micro-energy, and material salvage.