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Katherine Hillbrand, AIA, Principal

SALA Architects, Inc.

Katherine Hillbrand enthusiastically engages with her clients to find design solutions that articulate functional beauty. Her work ultimately embodies the spirit of each specific circumstance and place. She is known to incorporate both handcrafted timber joinery and common, everyday materials in unusual and whimsical compositions. Her work includes both large and small projects that reveal a poetic juxtaposition of familiar elements and modern solutions. Her approach to sustainable architecture encourages environmental stewardship through design and culminates in well–crafted buildings that fit comfortably in their settings.

Katherine joined SALA Architects, Inc. in 1986 and became a Principal in 1995. She received both a Bachelor of Arts in 1965 and a Master of Architecture in 1986 from the University of Minnesota. She is a registered architect and certified interior designer in Minnesota, Utah, Michigan and Wisconsin. She has been published both regionally and in national publications.

Teaching & Speaking
* University of Minnesota Extension, Lecturer, 1996–1997

* Science Museum of Minnesota, Lecturer, 1993

* Timber Framers Guild of North America Conference, Invited Lecturer, 1989

Awards
* Heath Lake Home, AIA Minnesota/StarTribune Home of the Month Award, 2006

* Wikstrom Residence, AIA Minnesota/StarTribune Home of the Month Award, 2006

* Hoke Residence, AIA Minnesota/StarTribune Home of the Month Award, 2003

* Timber Framer's Guild of North America/Habitat for Humanity House, Hanover, Pennsylvania, awarded and built, 1989

* AIA Henry Adams Award for top–ranked architecture students, 1986

* MSAIA Award, Graduate Design I, 1985

* Minnesota Pre–Cast Concrete Association, First Prize, Graduate Design I, 1985

* MSAIA Award, Grade II Design, 1984

* Minnesota Pre–Cast Concrete Association, Honorable Mention, 1984

Publications:
* "Get Away Homes," Fine Home Buiiding, Winter/Spring 2006

* Rustic Revisited: Innovative Design for Cabin, Camp, and Lodge by Ann S. O'Leary and Andrew Wellman, Watson–Guptill, 2006

* The Getaway Home: Discovering Your Home Away from Home by Dale Mulfinger, Taunton Press, 2004

* "Norwegian Wood," Architecure Minnesota, May/June 2003

Video:
* Before and After, HGTV, Episode 406

Memberships
* Timber Framer's Guild of North America


Designed by Katherine Hillbrand, AIA, Principal:   Stone Lodge, Timbered Lake Retreat