katie farkash, principal
An Austin native, Katie Farkash, began her career in the Pacific Northwest where she gained international experience on both multi-family and mixed use projects at a large scale. Katie returned back home to Texas and began working for Sixthriver Architects in 2009. Primarily, Katie focuses on design within the Student Housing and Multi Family studio working on nationwide projects but, you can see her work in town completed with the Commercial Interiors studio as well.
Katie is a licensed interior designer, and her work has been recognized in a number of publications like Architectural Record and Hospitality Design Magazine while earning accolades for Sixth River with such awards as the IIDA TX/OK Design Excellence in Education Research Award and Shaw's Global Design Award. She has been instrumental as the lead designer on several on and off campus student housing developments including the renovation of Manzanita Hall at Arizona State University, The Callaway House at University of Texas at Austin, and The Summit at Drexel University.
As a designer Katie values creating not only visually stunning spaces, but high quality environments crafted to illicit an experience that is strongly tied to a sense of place. Katie excels at providing the client with outstanding customer service, creative thinking, and technical expertise. When combined, her strengths create successful projects where world class interiors elevate spaces both locally and for clients across the country. Katie is a graduate from the University of Texas at Austin with a professional degree in Interior Design.
˖ University of Texas at Austin, Interior Design
Memberships & Accreditations
˖ LEED Accredited Professional
˖ Registered Interior Designer State of Texas
˖ Registered Interior Designer State of Florida
˖ Associate IIDA Member
˖ IIDA Austin City Center Historian (2010-2011)
˖ IIDA Austin City Center Membership Chair