Kate Reggev, AIA, is New York-based architect, design writer, architectural historian, and educator inspired by the complexities of combining new and old.
As an architect and architectural historian at the architecture and planning firm of Beyer Blinder Belle, she works on a range of cultural, institutional, and preservation projects. Her dual role as architect and historian allows her to balance the detailed information gleaned during early stages of research within the larger scope and goals of a project, with her research strongly impacting and inspiring new designs and creative opportunities.
She is experienced in historical research; writing of HABS and Historic Structures Reports; preparation of Preservation Plans and Maintenance Plans; and the design and documentation of restoration, preservation, adaptive reuse, and new additions to existing buildings.
Her projects and research range from renovations of Colonial Era wood-frame homes to additions to grand turn-of-the-century museums, 1920s Art Deco commercial buildings to mid-century shopping malls, Beaux-Arts libraries to 1960s roadside architecture.
Kate is an adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where she teaches in the Historic Preservation program. She previously taught Introduction to Historic Preservation at Kean University in New Jersey and has lectured on architectural history and preservation issues. She also writes regularly about design, architecture, history, travel, and preservation for Dwell, Architectural Digest, Hunker, Architect’s Newspaper, and more.
She holds a Master of Science in Historic Preservation and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, cum laude, from Barnard College, Columbia University. She is a Fellow of the Sally Kress Tompkins joint program of the Society of Architectural Historians and the Historic American Buildings Survey/National Parks Service and, most recently, was a recipient of the Stewardson Keefe LeBrun Travel Grant from the AIA New York.