Drisko Studio Architects
  Philosophy Design Culture History Documentation Sustainability About Us  

KAITLIN DRISKO, ARCHITECT
principal, Drisko Studio architects

Educated as an architect and engineer, Kaitlin Drisko worked in both disciplines prior to launching Drisko Studio in 2002 as a small innovative design firm that merges architectural principles with conservation practices. Ms. Drisko’s notable projects include reconstruction of WWII internment barracks at the Manzanar Historic Site; NEW Residence Hall dormitory and addition to the Bette Cree Edwards Humanities Building for Scripps College, a National Register site; restoration and reconstruction of the historic Cook House at Scotty’s Castle in Death Valley National Park; stabilization of the Lopez Adobe, a two-story adobe structure built in 1890; a preservation plan for the Riverside Metropolitan Museum; theatrical upgrade for Balch Auditorium at Scripps College including rehabilitation of the 1920’s Mediterranean style interior designed by Sumner Hunt; and the MacGowan Residence – the conversion of a grand turn-of-the-century mansion in the historic West Adams district of Los Angeles to a teaching facility and congregate residence, for which Drisko Studio received a Preservation Design Award from the California Preservation Foundation.

University of California, Los Angeles - Executive MBA 2015
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee - Master of Architecture 1989
University of California, Davis - Master of Civil Engineering 1987
California Institute of Technology, Pasadena - Bachelor of Science, Engineering 1983
Fellowships Thomas Watson Foundation Fellow 1983 – 1984

Registered Architect - State of California 1992
Registered Civil Engineer - State of California 1997
LEED Accredited Professional US Green Building Certification Institute - 2009

kd