Katherine McPherson

Workplace Development

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Katherine is an Architect with a Masters in Organisation Dynamics. Her primary focus is workplace strategy comprising brief development, design translation and management, including design led workplace change.

The ‘lived’ experience of the built environment and its capacity to evoke emotional responses, as well as influence individual and group behaviours is especially important in Katherine’s approach. She believes that design, especially the process of stakeholder engagement through genuine dialogue, is a powerful tool to affect successful transition. This comes from years of working directly with agency leaders, designers, building owners and developers to help shape communities while enhancing the end user experience.

With over 30 years of expertise and a keen understanding of agile and team based working principles, she offers a rich and diverse blend of workplace development experience. This includes strategic briefing, design and delivery of significant interiors projects for finance, legal, IT, community and sport facilities, institutional and medical research buildings in private, local and federal government sectors.

After significant leadership roles with BVN and Geyer where she delivered innovative workplace solutions for organisations such as Freehills, Vodafone, IBM, NAB, and Adecco, Katherine joined DPS in 2007 to participate in the delivery of residential golf estate projects. Since then she has led workplace procurement, strategy and review projects for the University of Melbourne, Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne, City of Port Phillip, Wyndham and Ballarat City Councils. Katherine enthusiastically participates in community placemaking opportunities and mentoring roles.