Kathryn ‘Kate’ Holliday


Kathryn ‘Kate’ Holliday.

Kate Holliday is an architectural historian whose research and teaching focuses on the built environment in American cities. Her background is in architecture, art history, and environmental studies and she brings this interdisciplinary approach to the classroom and to her writing. Her most recent project is The Open-Ended City: David Dillon on Texas Architecture, a collection of essays by the late architecture critic that delves into issues of downtown redevelopment, urban sprawl, planning, and historic preservation in Texas cities in the age of postmodernism; it will be releasted in May 2019 by the University of Texas Press. Her two prior books are Leopold Eidlitz: Architecture and Idealism in the Gilded Age (W. W. Norton, 2008) and Ralph Walker: Architect of the Century (Rizzoli, 2012), monographs that explore the theory and practice of two influential but little-known New York architects. She has lectured widely on her work in public venues like the 92nd Street Y and the Skyscraper Museum in New York, as well as at universities and conferences from Havana to Zurich.