We really hope you enjoy listening to the career story of Katherine Skipper on The Female Career podcast.
"Be more you, not less. When I first was made a principal, there were two female principals in the organization at that time. There was a brief moment where I thought, "Oh, I need to be more like these guys." And then very quickly realized that that was ridiculous. Actually, I needed to be just exactly me and work really hard to continue to bring that different perspective to every table I was at."
Completing her Architectural studies at Victoria University in Wellington in 2000, Katherine spent the first three years of her architectural career with Warren and Mahoney before leaving to concentrate on developing her own Wellington-based practice. Katherine rejoined Warren and Mahoney as a Senior Architect in 2012, and was appointed Principal in 2015. She currently leads the Wellington Studio, and is a member of the Group Leadership Team.
She’s worked on projects including Wellington International Airport, Te Papa Tongarewa’s 5 year renewal, EY’s Wellington office fit out and Westpac Stadium. In 2019, Katherine was the recipient of the Property Council Wellington ‘Judges’ Choice’ Award. Katherine has also been involved in the wider architectural community, including ongoing involvement with Victoria university as guest critic for final year students, and a 3 year role as New Zealand Institute of Architects Wellington Branch Chair.