Kathleen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago with an emphasis in Interior Architecture, but is also fascinated by Designed Objects, Furniture Making, Sculpture, and Painting. Shortly after graduating in 2012, she founded, K. TRUJÌ, a design practice working in Chicago and Mexico City, MX.

Her interest in Architecture and the way we experience the built environment continues as she is currently receiving her Masters of Architecture from her Alma Mater, SAIC and working on her thesis regarding Biophilia and botanical data within architecture in an Urban Landscapes. She strives to disrupt our current perceptions of what a skyscraper is – and by doing this, has designed a structure that feeds itself and its inhabitants via sun, wind patterns, and extensive vertical farming.

Artist Statement

I am proposing a framework of botanical data within architecture, showing that mathematical modeling can enhance movement, like that of the sunflower in order to host regeneration and provide a mobile view.

CHASING THE SUN: A NEVER ENDING BLOOM | A Sustainable Supertall Mixed-Use Skyscraper