Kate Howe

Kate Howe


Principal, VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio

"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, 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 VIA—A Perkins Eastman Studio

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