Our Practice

After Architecture is a design practice dedicated to placemaking through art, design, and architecture. Our work fuses new approaches to material, program, and site with local contexts, cultures, histories and building traditions. Founders Katie MacDonald and Kyle Schumann have been recognized as emerging designers and artists, earning the title of Curbed Young Guns and receiving an AIA Los Angeles Next LA Honor Award. Both are LEED Green Associates and Associate Members of the American Institute of Architects. 


Katie MacDonald

Katie MacDonald holds a Master of Architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University. She is Collegiate Assistant Professor at Virginia Tech and previously taught at Temple University, Philadelphia University, and Boston Architectural College. She gained professional experience in the offices of Morphosis Architects, Lorcan O'Herlihy Architects, and Clive Wilkinson Architects.

Katie's research focuses on urbanism through the lenses of company towns and socially engaged practice. She received the Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship to study the design of Edoardo Gellner's Villagio ENI  and the Paul M. Heffernan International Travel Grant to implement a project in the Slovenian Alps. 

Kyle Schumann

Kyle Schumann received his Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University where he was awarded the William S. Downing Prize for Architectural Design. His professional training includes work at the offices of Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects in New York City and Anmahian Winton Architects in Cambridge, MA.

Kyle has taught architecture studios at Cornell University's College of Architecture, Art, & Planning, Wentworth Institute of Technology, and Boston Architectural College. In 2017, he was awarded the Robert A.M. Stern Architects Travel Fellowship for his research project, Alpine Modernism: Sensitive Identities and Regional Placemaking, and the Robert James Eidlitz Fellowship to study the work of Edoardo Gellner.