Kate Howe is a principal at VIA--A Perkins Eastman Studio

Kate Howe



"In our work delivering complex urban infrastructure, each project should be approached as an opportunity to add new constituents to the commons."

Kate identifies as a life-long urbanist and has lived and worked in New York City, Philadelphia, Seattle, San Francisco, Vancouver, and Copenhagen. In a life of city explorations, she holds closest to her heart her first visit to Vancouver as a graduate student in urban planning. Vancouver’s Livable Region Plan is a unique generational experiment – and has led to a modern North American city built around rapid transit. Since this time, Kate has been lucky to work on many city-shaping projects of different scales, in Cascadia, California, and elsewhere—always with a focus on the relationship between transit and land-use planning. As a project manager at VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio, her work includes delivery of transit alignments, corridors and stations. As a planner, it includes area planning and an ever-growing series of investigations into what influences our choices, and the creation of more effective regulatory frameworks.

Our Perkins Eastman

Kate works as a translator between disciplines, clients and public groups to advance project outcomes: for better transit access, walkable communities, and public health. Vital to the success of her projects is her ability to effectively communicate and empathize with a broad spectrum of participants in the built environments.


  • Phone:

  • +1 (510) 220-7057
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  • Education

  • University of Washington,
    Master of Urban Planning
  • Haverford College, B.A.
  • Associations

  • American Planning Association