Katharina is a Principal with Conrad Gargett and an industry recognised leader in Landscape Architecture. She is an accomplished design and project leader with proficiency in leading large and complex developments, including an array of significant, highly-awarded projects both in Australia and internationally. Head of the practice’s landscape studio, she is passionate about developing integrated, people-oriented places, and interweaving natural and built elements to create a sense of place connected to community. A proponent of sustainability and creative problem-solving through design thinking, Katharina is committed to using design as a means to tackle complex 21st century challenges. She connects with stakeholders to understand their needs, articulate design ideas and, with integrity and insight, guide innovation for enduring design outcomes. She remains actively engaged in elevating the field of landscape architecture. She is a sought-after awards judge, having partaken in numerous national and international award juries. Her award-winning research collaborations have been published and presented locally and internationally.