Announcing Our New Partner

katrina littrell

Tate Hill Jacobs Architects proudly announces Katrina Littrell as a new firm principal. While an undergraduate student at the UK College of Design, Katrina cut her teeth in architecture working as an intern at Tate Hill Jacobs. Upon graduation, she received the AIA Henry Adams medal for academic excellence, after which she attended the University of Pennsylvania to obtain her Masters in Architecture.

Kentucky called her home and she came back to begin a career as an architect in Lexington, focusing primarily on school design. Fast forward almost 20 years, and Katrina returns to Tate Hill Jacobs, bringing a wide breadth of knowledge and experience to her new role as a firm principal.

We’re delighted Katrina was brave enough to join us again after her early days as an intern where she spent time hand coloring drawings so big they didn’t fit into the car and was sent off with an artist’s paintbrush to touch up small chips in glazed tile – throughout the hallways of an ENTIRE school building. If this didn’t scare her off, we’re confident she’s prepared to face any challenge this new leadership position throws her way.

Since returning to Tate Hill Jacobs, Katrina has enjoyed expanding a collaborative relationship with Fayette County Public Schools and Jessamine County Schools. She finds influencing and effecting students’ learning experiences through thoughtful and intelligent design to be incredibly rewarding. We’re thrilled to have Katrina back where she can continue the legacy of providing innovative, award-winning design and unparalleled service at one of Kentucky’s oldest women-owned architecture firms.

Established in 1975, Tate Hill Jacobs Architects serves over 500 clients in several states, specializing in public school design, performing arts and community centers, commercial office space, industrial facilities, and restoration and adaptive reuse of historic buildings. The firm has received awards from AIA Kentucky for Fayette County Public Schools’ new Frederick Douglass High School and the historic Lyric Theater and Cultural Arts Center. Tate Hill Jacobs also is recognized by AIA Kentucky as a Distinguished Firm.