As Director of Planning, Kathryn Horne guides the development of the campus at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte in accordance with UNC Charlotte's Master Plan. Ms. Horne is responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive capital plans in collaboration with other divisions of the University. Kathryn oversees initial capital project planning, building design and the visual appearance of buildings and grounds, and she leads the Facilities Management Space Management, Real Estate and Sustainability units.
The university is located in Charlotte, North Carolina's largest urban area. With enrollment of 29,000 students, UNC Charlotte is the fourth largest university in the University of North Carolina system. The university is located on 1,000 acres and has 84 buildings with a 9.4 million gross square feet.
A new $90 million Science building, and a 650 bed residence hall are being designed for the unveristy. Several feasibility studies including a study for research lab space in two existing buildings on campus, a study of Atkins Library and a space use study for the College of Computing and Informatics have recently been completed. Ensuring that existing and new space is designed to meet the needs of faculty, students and staff is a primary focus of her efforts.
Kathryn joined UNC Charlotte in 2015 as the Director of University Space Management. Before coming to UNC Charlotte, she was a senior planner at Georgia Institute of Technology. She was a partner in the architectural firm of The FWA Group where she led the planning and design of projects for educational clients.
Kathryn is active in the Society of College and University Planners and currently serves as the Chair of the Southern Region Council.