Katie Stephens


Senior Associate, Historic Architect

Originally born in Rochester, New York, then raised in Corrales, New Mexico, Katie was always interested in history and the way the built environment tells a story of culture, environment, craftsmanship and artistry. She embraced her passion for history and art by studying architecture and historic preservation,  and is now one of Hawaii’s most respected historic architects with over 29 years of experience. Through understanding significant aspects of historic architecture, Katie aspires to preserve, restore and celebrate these valuable resources. She is trained to identify character defining features of historic buildings to ultimately determine their significance and to help others understand the value of the structures as well. Outside of her historic architecture work, Katie is an all-around outdoor enthusiast who enjoys paddling, canoe sailing and running. She also loves green chile and enjoys chips and salsa almost every day – the spicier the better! 

  • University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Master of Architecture
  • University of Hawai‘i at Manoa, Certificate in Historic Preservation
  • University of Colorado Boulder, Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering