Rebecca Katkin is an architect, educator and LEED accredited professional. She is the principal of Katkin Architecture, a design firm focused on residential and commercial interior architectural design, the mother of one fast toddler, and an avid maker of things – from furniture and clothing to children’s stories and songs.
Ms. Katkin received a dual degree in architecture and urbanism from Columbia College, where she was awarded the king's cross for community service, and a Masters of Architecture from Yale University, where she was awarded honors in design and professional promise. After graduationg from Yale, she moved to California in 2000, where she practiced at Melander Architects, Inc. and Arkin-Tilt Architecture and Ecological Design before venturing out on her own. Two of her projects with Melander Architects won IIDA awards in 2006 and one received a 2010 AIA San Francisco Design Award. Another of her projects with that firm, the Wilson Residence, has been published in Architectural Digest, California Country Style, and Small Firms – Great Projects.
In addition to her work at California College of the Arts, Ms. Katkin has taught architecture and interior design at the Mississippi State University School of Architecture, the Art Institute of California at San Francisco, and, as a teaching fellow, at Yale University - as well as K-8 arts programs in the New York City public school system, and yoga and meditation in diverse settings including the San Francisco County jail.