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Kate Macdonald B.Arch AIA Registered Architect



Kate Macdonald B.ARCH RAIA Registered ArchitectDirector

Qualifications and Memberships

Bachelor of Architecture 1993 University of Sydney.
Member of the Australian Institute of Architects.
Registered Architect NSW Architects Registration Board.
Registered Architect in ACT, QLD and VIC.
Green Star Accredited Professional – Green Building Council of Australia.


Extensive experience in aviation, industrial, tertiary education and commercial projects and specialist experience in design of aircraft docking systems and general planning of aircraft in hangars. Experience includes design, documentation, management and administration of projects from initial concept to completion.

Years in the Industry

21 years of which 16 years at Alasdair Macdonald Architects.

Projects - Aviation

Design, documentation and management of hangars for A380, B747, A330, B787, A320, B737 and various other aircraft for Qantas Airways since 2001. Works included hangars, docking, workshops, Next Generation Kiosks and Gate Furniture installations, checkbag screening facilities, simulator pilot training facilities, offices, amenities and associated ancillary buildings.

Development and production of the functional design brief for a docking system for A330 200 military modified air to air re-fuelling aircraft for the Department of Defence.

High Level Feasibility Reports for Hangar projects for Qantas Airways.

Projects - Tertiary Education

Design, documentation and project management of executive offices including the suite of offices for the Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sydney University and conversion of 1970s office floor plans to modern open plan fitouts full of natural light for the University of NSW.

Design and documentation of modern fitouts within Heritage Buildings and negotiations with Local Council and State Heritage Council.

Projects - Commercial Fitouts

Design, documentation and project management of commercial fitouts for Qantas Airways since 1998. Works include CEO & GM executive offices to design of commercial departments and open planned offices, meeting rooms, communications rooms etc.

Special Interest in the Industry

Kate Macdonald is interested in developing and producing the best quality product for the client and at the same time providing interactive, enjoyable and functional spaces which meet the clients brief. She is also interested in environmentally sustainable and efficient building design and solving complex industrial design systems.

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