Katie possesses a unique ability to work with a wide spectrum of people; facilitating and synthesizing different perspectives into projects. She carries a flexible and optimistic nature that inspires enthusiasm. Familiar with LEED and WELL; Katie is always looking to incorporate green, healthy and sustainable practices into design. She holds great respect toward the power of place and the need to connect people’s lives and livelihoods to the landscape.
Katie was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She earned her Masters of Architecture degree from the University of Idaho and has been a Licensed Architect since 2014. Wilson built her career in Jackson, Wyoming working on a large variety of projects. In 2018, Katie founded KMW Architecture.
She was appointed by the Governor of Wyoming to serve on the State of Wyoming Fire Prevention Council. She also serves on the Friends of Pathways Board, Snow King Ski Patrol, and the Town of Jackson (Wyoming) Planning Commission. Wilson is deeply involved with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and served as the 2018 Senior Regional Director of the Western Mountain Region and on the National Strategic Council where she focused on education innovation. She supports aspiring architects through her work with the Wyoming Architectural Education Foundation.
Katie has been awarded the Louise Blanchard Bethune Fellowship Medal from AIA National, the Young Architect Award from AIA Wyoming, Wyoming Business Report’s 40 Under 40, the Pettigrew Leadership Scholarship from the AIA Western Mountain Region, and Jackson Hole Conservation Alliance’s Local Roots Honoree.
Katie has also taken on multiple local volunteer roles in Jackson and believes the connection to community helps her “better understand the physical, human, political, historical, economic and cultural factors that affect people, natural environments and design.”
Katie loves any excuse to connect with nature – you can find her playing in the mountains by foot, bicycle, or skis.