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awards & recognition

Metropolis Future 100 Winner

Future 100 Leader

january 2021

named one of the 100 future leaders in architecture and interior design across North America by Metropolis Magazine


HUD Competition Winner

october 2020 - april 2021

led the first team from Pratt Institute and New York University to win the annual HUD Student Innovation in Affordable Housing competition


Dezeen Magazine

may 2021

profiled in Dezeen Magazine's upcoming Virtual Design Fair for thesis work: "Harvesting Water." 

coming soon: to be published by the end of May

coming soon!

NYCxDesign Spotlight

may 2021

two projects selected to represent the Pratt School of Design in the NYCxDesign citywide showcase: "Harvesting Water" and "Resilience and Recovery"


Sustainability Impact Award

may 2021

awarded for exemplary leadership and work in sustainability impact design by Pratt Institute for thesis work, "Harvesting Water"

coming soon!

IDA Honorable Mention

february 2021

awarded an honorable mention in sustainability by the International Design Awards for the 2020 project: The Bushwick Generator

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about kats

Kats is driven by a passion for future-oriented design with a focus on climate change and social justice. She is the first person to pursue dual master's degrees in Pratt Institute's MFA Interior Design and MS Sustainable Environmental Systems programs. Kats combines her aesthetic sense reflected in her studio arts bachelor's degree with a commitment to solving real-world problems through sustainable design. 

She was recently named one of Metropolis Magazine's Future100 Leaders in Architecture & Interior Design in North America. She led the first team from Pratt to win the annual HUD Innovation in Affordable Housing Student Competition. In May, she was selected to represent Pratt at the citywide NYCxDesign exhibition, and her work is displayed on 1,800 billboards across New York City. Her Master's thesis was profiled in the 2021 Dezeen Magazine Virtual Art Fair. She has presented a range of work and given multiple talks, including at the 2021 Interior Design Educator's Council Conference, INTTalks, the 2020 Civic Art Lab, and at the Noguchi Museum. She won the inaugural Sustainability Impact Award from Pratt Institute, as well as an Honorable Mention in the category of Sustainability in the 2020 Interior Design Awards for her work on the Bushwick Generator, a community-oriented maker-space in Brooklyn.

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