K a t i e H u t c h i s o n

E d u c a t i o n

Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture (May 1992)

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (May 1987)

Groton School, Groton, MA

  • Cum laude (June 1983)

L i c e n s u r e

Registered Architect, Commonwealth of Massachusetts (August 2001-present)

A r c h i t e c t u r a l  E x p e r i e n c e

Katie Hutchison Studio (originally named Earthlight Design in Salem, MA), Warren, RI, Owner (Sept. 2002-present)

  • Multidisciplinary studio that provides architectural services, home-design commentary, and fine-art photography

Siemasko + Verbridge, Inc., Beverly, MA, Project Manager (July 1999-July 2002)

Office of Erling Falck, Architects, Marblehead, MA, Project Manager (June 1998-June 1999)

Mark Hutker & Associates, Architects, Vineyard Haven on Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Project Manager (Oct. 1996-March 1998)

Ferguson, Murray & Shamamian Architects, New York, NY, Project Manager (July 1995-Oct. 1996)

William L. Burgin Architects, Newport, RI, Consultant (June 1994-April, 1995)

William Rawn Associates, Boston, MA, Consultant (April-June 1994)

Benefit Street Design, Providence, RI, Designer (June 1992-Jan. 1994)

Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York , NY, Publicity Consultant (Oct.-Dec. 1988)

W r i t i n g  E x p e r i e n c e

The New Cottage

  • Author of book published by The Taunton Press, December 4, 2018

The New Small House

  • Author of book published by The Taunton Press, October 20, 2015

Fine Homebuilding

  • Wrote and illustrated “Drawing Board” design columns: (spring/summer 2017 HOUSES annual issue), (February/March 2014), (November 2013), (spring/summer 2012 HOUSES annual issue), (August/September 2011), (April/May 2011), (December 2010/January 2011), (August/September 2010), (February/March 2010), (October/November 2009), (October/November 2008), (December 2007/January 2008), (June/July 2007), and (spring/summer 2007 HOUSES annual issue)

Old-House Journal

  • Wrote a feature: "First, do no harm," about the energy retrofit of the Lyman Estate in Waltham, Mass. (May 2013)

Cape Cod & Islands HOME

  • Wrote a feature: "Up-island Sophistication," about a new home on Martha's Vineyard which Katie Hutchison Studio designed with Geoffrey Koper Architect (Autumn 2009)

Cottage Living

  • Wrote a “Hidden Potential” story featuring a project designed by Katie Hutchison (September 2006)


  • Wrote a home design article: “Shaker Style” (November 2005)

Boston Globe

  • Wrote a “One Strong Opinion” column (April 2005)

The Journal of Light Construction

  • Wrote and illustrated design columns as a Contributing Editor (fall 2003 – spring 2007)

US Magazine, New York, NY, Editorial Assistant (Oct 1987- Oct. 1988)

F i n e - A r t  P h o t o g r a p h y  R e c o g n i t i o n

The Martha's Vineyard Art Association, Edgartown, MA

  • Juried in as artist member, exhibiting seasonally at the Old Sculpin Gallery, Edgartown, MA (summer 2010 - present)

Martha's Vineyard magazine, Edgartown, MA

  • Awarded magazine cover as part of 4th annual photo contest (May/June 2012 issue)

Marblehead Arts Association, Marblehead, MA

  • Awarded second prize in juried Open Photography Exhibit (fall 2011)

Marblehead Festival for the Arts, Marblehead, MA

  • Work juried into photography exhibit (summer 2009, 2010, 2011)

  • Awarded Samuel Chamberlain prize (summer 2010)

T e a c h i n g  E x p e r i e n c e

Boston Architectural Center, Boston, MA (spring 2005-fall 2005)

  • Thesis Advisor for a Master of Architecture candidate