KAI is excited to announce the hiring of Kate Pertzsch, RID, NCIDQ as Senior Interior Designer at its Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas office.
Pertzsch is a designer, leader and facilitator with more than 26 years of diverse professional design experience. Her expertise is in the integration of architecture, planning and aesthetics of projects from budget analysis to construction. She has designed for a multitude of industries throughout her career, including corporate, healthcare, financial, K-12, higher education, retail, hospitality, community recreation, spiritual, civic, military, and multi-family residential.
“Kate has rapidly proven to be a valuable senior addition to our Design team. She is an interiors industry veteran with proven experience as a designer, manager, facilitator and business leader,” said KAI Managing Partner Brad Simmons, FAIA. “Kate’s diverse project portfolio coupled with the depth and breadth of her background are well aligned with KAI’s growth trajectory. Kate brings a collaborative mentality and passion to create an outstanding journey for our clients – a cornerstone of our transforming communities mission at KAI.”
Prior to KAI, she was a Senior Project Manager for Entos Design and owner of Sogndal Design Studio, both in Dallas. Originally from Onalaska, Wisconsin, she has also held several interior design positions throughout Wisconsin where she worked on multiple K-12 renovation and addition projects, multifamily housing, healthcare master planning, and various projects with theUniversity of Wisconsin–La Crosse and Western Technical College.
She is a Registered Interior Designer in Texas, NCIDQ certified through the Council for Interior Design, and has a Bachelor of Fine Art in Interior Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Pertzsch and her husband John have a blended family that includes five grown children. During their spare time, she and her husband enjoy cooking and growing their own herbs, traveling to their family lake home in northern Wisconsin and participating in church activities. She currently serves as Director of the Floyd J. Sias Trust Library Fund, and she is a member of Little Elm Friends of the Library.
KAI Enterprises is a national design and build firm providing delivery-oriented building solutions with a diverse portfolio of experience, in-house multi-discipline professionals, and expertise in both design and construction delivery. Founded in 1980, KAI has grown into one of the largest minority-owned firms in the AEC industry. For more than 40 years, KAI has been instrumental in transforming communities through its expertise in residential, commercial, K-12, higher education, healthcare, science and technology, aviation, mobility, sports and entertainment, government, water and community-focused projects. KAI Enterprises is comprised of four distinct business units—KAI Design, KAI Engineering, KAI Build and KAI 360 Construction Services. To learn more about KAI, visit www.kai-db.com.