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Katie Dailey


Kate Dailey is a licensed architect in the state of Illinois. Hailing from Philadelphia, she moved to Chicago in 2013 for a “change of scenery”. The scenery change is now permanent. Kate has found a home in the K12 studio at Perkins & Will, and she gains great satisfaction through helping to design thoughtful and considered spaces for students. During the course of her career, she fell in love with a wheelchair user, whom she eventually married. The relationship opened her eyes to the everyday challenges of the physical environment she had previously taken for granted. Inspired, she began to focus on accessibility and universal design within the built environment. She has worked on the accessibility of all types of projects –hotels, schools, big box stores, small banks, cruise ships, and stadiums. Kate delights in sharing her knowledge and experience and acts as an accessibility and universal design expert within Perkins & Will.