Kyriaki (Katie) Kasabalis
Visiting Senior Fellow, LSE Cities
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture and Urban + Environmental Planning, University of Virginia
Kyriaki (Katie) Kasabalis is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban + Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia. She is the founding principal of Future Assemblies, an interdisciplinary design studio, and co-founder of Future Current, an experimental platform for creatives to connect and collaborate over food. Her current research investigates the role of “knowledge economy” on the form and the socio-economic organization of cities. With the support of the Druker Fellowship from Harvard University, Kasabalis is mapping the evolution of tech-districts in East Asia, Europe and the United States. Looking through a physical rather than an economic lens, the research aims to develop a repository of global strategies that can be used by both designers and policy makers to influence future city development.
Prior to joining the University of Virginia, Kasabalis worked as an architect at Foster + Partners, Richard Meier & Partners and Weiss/Manfredi in New York City. She has served as visiting faculty at Cornell University and as guest critic at Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Pratt, Syracuse and Northeastern Universities. Kasabalis received a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University, where she was awarded the Charles Goodwin Medal. She holds a Master of Architecture in Urban Design with distinction from Harvard University, where she received the award for Excellence in Urban Design.