KATHY POOLE
Principal • Registered Landscape Architect • LEED AP BD+C

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead

I believe in creative teams because they are what drive innovation and constructively change the world.

I lead and work within multidisciplinary design teams to envision holistic, elegant project designs that produce robust actionable plans, fluid narratives, and constructed, implemented realities. I add value to organizations and multidisciplinary teams by combining my dual experiences as artist/designer and scholar/business professional to act as a medium across a range of disciplines—eliciting ideas through an articulated process, creating engaging visualizations and constructs that allow all parties to better imagine distinctive, creative solutions, and then synthesizing collective visions into superior, constructable plans that inspire passion and commitment to follow-through.

25+ YEARS EXPERIENCE within the Architectural/Urban Design Industry

  • Collecting, explicating, and synthesizing complex data, facilities programing, personnel, and operational needs into flexible, phased, long-range facilities master plans + new ventures that express brands’ missions and are achievable within their projected monetary/time budgets—through a rigorous + iterative process

  • Devising, overseeing, and executing all phases of project implementation with rigorous, articulated plans and contingencies for agile recalibration: Client development, proposal crafting, project design, team dynamics, client/stakeholder engagement and management, design/project development, graphics production, workshop crafting and execution, and documentation (such as report authorship and assembly)

  • Ambidextrously working within large, multi-disciplinary teams as both primary consultant and team member for a range of clients with complex organizational infrastructures: Federal and municipal government agencies, NGOs, non-profit institutions, for-profit real estate developers, joint venture public/private partnerships

  • Working directly with CEOs/Executive Directors and leadership/stakeholder groups, staff groups, boards of directors, and citizen stakeholders to craft consensus-derived and actionable plans specific to the institution and/or project

  • Facilitating groups (4 to 160 people) toward learning, consensus, and buy-in using a broad range of techniques in various facilitation settings, including designing formats, venues, and materials for charrettes + multi-day public engagement programs

  • Preparing materials and making presentations on behalf of clients at public stakeholder presentations and in obtaining regulatory approvals

  • Quickly researching + developing project-demanded working knowledge through self-initiated research, self-teaching, and engaging appropriate expertise

  • Managing simultaneously projects of various scopes, intensity, timing, personnel levels, team compositions, delivery requirements, and budgets

SKILLS + EXPERTISE

  • Environmental Sustainability; High Performance Infrastructure; Ecological Design; Urban Planning; Architectural/Landscape Architectural Design; Regenerative Farming
  • Managing all business efforts of my own consulting firm (12+ years)
  • Broad-ranging teaching-related abilities: graduate-level design studios + seminars, developing curricula, and active mentoring of employees, students, junior colleagues
  • Extensive + advanced graphic abilities across media: hand-sketching, diagramming, storyboarding, painting, multi-media, digital graphics (including report production)
  • Lauded writing skills—proposals, essays, lectures, reports
  • Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Microsoft Office Suite, DreamWeaver, AutoCAD
  • Value Proposition Canvas, Consumer Decision Journey, PAGES Creativity Tools
  • Boundless energy, optimism, resilience, and fearlessness

DEVELOPING SKILLS

  • Business Expertise—Cores: Strategic Leadership + Management; Managerial Economics and
  • Business Analytics; Financial Management; Value Chain Management Advanced Specializations: Entrepreneurship; Digital Marketing
  • Six Sigma, Scrum, Agile
  • Microsoft Project

 

 

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