KAI has announced the hiring of Catherine Dalton, AIA, RID, LEED AP BD+C, as K-12 Market Leader at its Dallas-Fort Worth office.
In her new role, Dalton will lead KAI’s efforts to deliver innovative design solutions tailored to the unique needs of K-12 environments across the region, state and nationally. She will promote community engagement and contribute to the holistic development of students through building strong relationships with like-minded clients, consultants and contractors. Additionally, she will oversee project management, channel team alignment and growth through mentorship, and strategically drive market positioning, sales and profit management.
“It is my firm belief that education is a powerful tool for positive change, and I couldn’t be prouder to be part of a team dedicated to creating such opportunities,” said Dalton.
An award-winning architect and interior designer, Dalton started her career as an architect in 2007 working for Corgan Associates, Inc. in Dallas. In 2013, she accepted a Project Architect position at Perkins & Will and was promoted multiple times within the firm over the course of 10 years to her most recent position as Project Manager. She has been recognized for her work in the industry and has received several awards from the Texas Alliance of School Administrators (TASA), Texas Association of School Boards (TASB) and School Construction News for her design excellence.
She has a Bachelor of Architecture from Louisiana State University and is a LEED AP BD+C, with affiliations in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and the Association for Learning Environments (A4LE).