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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