Katie Borchardt

Lead Designer

In addition to her enthusiasm and energy, Katie brings over 10 years working experience in the design industry to our team. She has worked with notable firms such as Christopher Peacock Cabinetry, Jean Stoffer Design, O’Brien Harris Fine Fitted Furniture and Liederbach & Graham Architects. Katie’s passion for learning and growth, her engaged approach to life, and her practical and skilled approach to every project brings value far beyond the confines of cabinetry design.

Katie was born and raised in Wisconsin, after graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Architecture cum laude from the University of Notre Dame, she worked for an architecture firm in D.C. for 3 years, and then moved to Chicago. When Katie isn’t working, she somehow finds time to participate in a whole bunch of activities – singing in the DePaul community choir, being a volunteer usher at the Goodman Theatre, and recently training for a half marathon, to name a few.  Katie first found out about KitchenLab during the Parenthesis Kitchen Walk in 2010.  She has been intrigued by KitchenLab’s projects and design sensibility ever since… and after meeting the KitchenLab team and witnessing their energy and passion for design, Katie couldn’t wait to join them!