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Kathleen Dunne



Kathleen Dunne, Professor, is both a Professional Engineer and a Registered Architect. She has been teaching in the technology sequence at Pratt for over 30 years in the Materials and Structures sequences. She has contributed Structures lectures in several other classes. She has taught a specialized Studio in High Rise Tower design along with Prof. Michael Trencher for several years, now as a Fifth year Degree Project. She has taught in both the Undergraduate Architecture and Construction Management programs.

In addition, Prof. Dunne has retired as a partner in Dunne & Markis Consulting Structural Engineers and worked with many architectural firms for over 40 years. Within the firm, she has designed and directed projects of many types and materials. Her graduate work at Yale University was research based and focused on bridging the traditional gap between engineering and architecture. Her teaching and practice since has been an effort to continue this dialogue between disciplines.

Prof. Dunne has been a contributor to several television and radio broadcasts, including:

Extra NBC: “Stadium Safety” Air date December 7, 1999

CNN: “Brooklyn Bridge Terrorist Attack Threat” Air date June 20, 2003

Travel Channel: Mysteries at the Monument series – Episode 307 “Leaning Tower of Pisa” Air date July 24, 2015

National Public Radio NYC – “High Rise Safety, December 2002

KNPR Nevada Public Radio – “High Rise Hotel Safety” 2008

She has participated in many publications including:

Contributor to Scholastic Magazine “ When Buildings Attack” (interview) Sept. 15, 2014

“Sky-High Science” (interview) Spring 2017

Contributor to Journal of Light Construction (interviews)

January 12, 2014 “Stepped Buttresses for a Row House Basement”

January 12, 2014 “A New York City Passive House”

February 10, 2014 “ Brooklyn Townhouse Makeover”

Reader for Book by Nina Rappaport: Support and Resist. Engineers and Design Innovation. The Monacelli Press 2008

Reader for DK Publications; Careers Structural Engineers. 2015

Structures Text book reviewer for Routledge Publishing

Dunne & Markis has received many project awards, including:

New York Aquarium (Wildlife Conservation Society) The NY Aquarium Aquatheater

Engineering New Record Best Projects 2013 – Award of Merit: Sports & Entertainment

Edelman Sultan Knox Wood, PLLC True Colors Residence

Boston Society of Architects Design Awards 2012: Transitional Housing

Edelman Sultan Knox Wood, PLLC Bronx Zoo Comfort Station, NY

Green Building Award 2007

BKSK Architects, LLP 1859 Victorian Gothic Residence, Riverdale NY

Period Home Magazine, July 2007

2007 Palladio Award for Restoration & Renovation

Edelman Sultan Knox Wood, LLP Sedgwick Houses Entrances, Bronx, NY

AIA New York State Design Citation Award 2006

Messana & O'Rouke Architects Ten Broeck Cottage, Upstate NY

Metropolitan Home Magazine, October 2006
Interior Design Magazine “Best of the Best” Award 2006

Redtop Architects

Landmarked Upper Westside Townhouse, West 87th St., NYC

2008 NYS AIA Award, Residential Large Projects

B.S., B.Arch., Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute; M.S., Environmental Design, Yale University.