Paula Rand is an Architectural Designer at Katz Architecture, a full service firm providing design, management and consulting. Current projects include commercial reuse and high end residential. Past work varies from high end residential and furniture design to MTA site rehabilitation and Bank/ATM redesign and ADA evaluation for Santander Bank. She has a Bachelor’s of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where she was an undergraduate researcher and designer at CASE, a multi-institutional and professional office research collaboration co-hosted by RPI and Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM). While at RPI she was on the design/fabrication team for Blindfield: A Soundscape Installation at EMPAC, and a Peck Prize nominee for her thesis AQUATECTONICS, Connecting water flow and dwelling in informal Dhaka. Paula is interested in the intersection of the urban environment, material, water and contextual experience. She lives in Brooklyn and works in Manhattan.