A photo of Kate Kirkpatrick

Kate Kirkpatrick

Strategy Director, Studio Director, Principal

Kate is a Strategy Director and Studio Director in Gensler’s Washington, D.C. office whose fascination with people and why they do things the way they do has fueled her career in marketing, communications and brand strategy. After leading marketing and executive communications for Gensler at the regional and corporate levels for 15 years, she rejoined the D.C. office in 2013 to help clients across the industry spectrum shape the relevance and soul of their brands. Kate has been a speaker, writer, and juror on design thinking, marketing, and brand issues for groups such as the University of Maryland Smith School and SEGD, CoreNet, IFMA, AIA, ASLA, and NAIOP. She is also a contributor to ALS research causes and Suited for Change. A graduate of the University of Virginia, Kate has served as an alumni resource to students through the UVa Career Services department.


  • +1 202.721.5295
  • LinkedIn