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

Managing Principal, San Jose

As Steinberg Hart’s Managing Principal for our San Jose office, 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. In addition to being active with AIA, NOMA, and the Design-Build Institute of America, Katia is an deeply committed member of the Silicon Valley and San Jose community. She serves as the Board President of the San Jose Downtown Association, a Board member of the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, member of the SJ Downtown Design Committee, and a founding member of the Women in Architecture Committee for AIA's Silicon Valley chapter

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.