Kathleen Tark is founding Partner and principal in charge of design at Metropolitan Architecture Studio. With over 19 years of practice, she brings extensive architecture, planning, and urban design expertise to Metropolitan Architecture Studio.
She has designed projects for education, healthcare, laboratories, corporations, institutions, communities, and residences. She has been the design lead for Metropolitan Architecture Studio on 11 of the Cleveland Metropolitan School District’s new schools.
She has a background in neighborhood design and master planning and is an accredited member of the Congress for the New Urbanism. Prior to joining Metropolitan Architecture Studio, she was principal for City Architecture, Inc. In her 11 years there, she served as design lead for award winning architectural and planning projects such asTrinity Commons, East Mount Zion Educational Wing, the Midtown 2000 Plan, Third Federal Corporate Headquarters, and Pierre’s Ice Cream Corporate Headquarters.
She holds a Master of Architecture degree from Harvard University Graduate School of Design. Ms. Tark graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Cincinnati, with a Bachelor of Architecture and early in her career, she won the Premier Prix at the Ecole Des Beaux Arts Americaines, in Fontainebleau, France. She has taught architecture and urban design at Pennsylvania State University, Kent State University and Cleveland State University. She is registered in the State of Ohio and a LEED accredited professional.