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Kathryn Thigpen, LEED Green Associate

Kathryn Thigpen, LEED Green Associate

Architectural Designer, Bernardon

Emerging into the Chicago building industry, Kathryn brings several years of architectural design experience ranging from commercial, residential, and transportation design. Since joining Bernardon in April 2022, she now has a focus on multifamily residential projects. Originally from the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania area, Kathryn completed her Bachelor of Architecture degree from Drexel University in 2018. Since completing her degree, Kathryn has spent time traveling around the world participating in volunteer/exchange programs and pursuing hobbies of hers, such as snowboarding, where she spent two winters working in the Routt National Forest in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Her love of the outdoors and desire to protect the planet have expanded into her professional practice, where she received her LEED Green Associate credential in February of 2022.


“As a woman in construction, I believe that the key to successful collaboration is creating an encouraging environment where everyone can bring their personal experiences, ideas, and values to the conversation. By celebrating our diverse perspectives, we can challenge the current issues within the construction industry to create well-balanced and innovative designs for all to benefit.”