Kate Chesebrough | Designer­


Kate Chesebrough holds a Bachelor’s degree in Landscape Architecture from SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry. Before starting at WPD, Kate was recognized for her achievements in community organization, notably for the Red Cup Project activism and public art project. She spent a semester abroad in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, working as an intern at Vik Muniz Studio and studying the dynamic relationship between Escola Vidigal, an arts and technology school, and a favela community. Her background in an arts environment informs her fundamental connection to design principles.

Since joining Whitham Planning & Design, Kate’s role has included the preparation and coordination of the approvals and permitting process, including Zoning and Re-Zoning plans, SEQR documentation, and Environmental Impact Statements; project research; the preparation of site analysis diagrams, design development, materials schedules, renderings, for-construction drawings and details, and specifications; and the preparation of project scopes of work, schematic design proposals, and responses to RFPs. Projects that Kate has worked on include Cornell University’s Maplewood Redevelopment, East Hill Village, City Centre, Cayuga Orchards, University Plaza, Namgyal Monastery, among others.