Ekaterina was born in Russia – in Ekaterinbug, which isn’t named after her – but grew up in Germany.
She loves cities and is interested in innovative developments happening within them, including smart cities, big data, geo-tagging, and responsive urban design. She is keen to incorporate innovative new approaches into our daily work.
At HOK in London she works as an architect/urban designer. Before that she worked at UNESCO in Paris. Katja studied architecture in Berlin and urban design in New York, which she still regards as her all-time favourite city.
But London is quickly catching up: Katja lives in Hackney, North-East London and enjoys sunny evenings in her London terrace garden.