Dr Kat Martindale

Critical Practice Tutor

Kat is a researcher, writer, lecturer and urbanist with academic qualifications in architecture, urban design, geography and planning policy for which she has been awarded nine international scholarships and awards. Her PhD focussed on the role of public protest as a form of community engagement in the development process and her ongoing research is split between public engagement, housing and public space, and the practice of research in architecture.

Before launching Architecture + Urbanism Research Office in 2018, she was Research Director for a large architecture practice based in Sydney and then Head of Research and Innovation at the RIBA, leading the restructure and relaunch of the President’s Awards for Research. Kat has worked for academic institutions, private consultancies, think tanks and government offices in the UK, US and Australia including Cambridge University, Sydney Opera House Trust, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and the NSW Urban Design Advisory Service. She teaches on graduate architecture courses at Toronto’s Ryerson University and Nottingham University, and her forthcoming book, Research for Architectural Practice, will be published by Routledge later this year.