Katia McClainAIA, DBIA, LEED AP BD+C, LFA

Managing Principal, San Jose

As Steinberg Hart’s Managing Principal for Northern California, Katia plays a major role in the success of many for the firm’s largest and most complex projects. With close to three decades of experience leading large-scale projects for civic and education client, she is a recognized thought leader and is well known for her innovative and highly sustainable projects across California.

Katia has worked with clients and diverse communities designing complex civic, hospitality and commercial projects in the US and Mexico. By emphasizing collaboration among key design team partners, she creates powerful environments that have a positive impact to the people who use them. Katia is active in Design-Build Institute of America, the San Jose Downtown Association and is a founding member of the AIA SV Women in Architecture Committee.

Born in Mexico City and as an avid traveler, Katia embraces a diverse outlook in her work. Her trips underscore her approach to design and her belief that architecture respects the language of the community while inspiring innovative future development.