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Katherine Kittrell

Katherine Kittrell is co-founder of micro.villas, a developer of high density, urban infill intentional communities. Summer 2016, twelve game-changing 435 square foot modular units will be available for rent near downtown Salt Lake City light rail. At over 160 dwellings/acre, the five-story design provides sweeping mountain views, amenity-rich shared patios, and private patios. Furnished units are carefully designed to exceed the functionality typically found in a one-bedroom apartment. Micro.villas was inspired by cohousing, the tiny house movement, and Spence Garden Community, an NAHB Green Emerald, refurbished 8-plex located blocks from Arizona State University and light rail. Katherine purchased and developed Spence in 2010, and continues to co-operate the property with its graduate student tenants. Micro.villas and Spence Garden Community both incorporate sustainability at multiple levels, including material-efficiency (reduced use of land, building materials, energy), pedestrian access (proximity to public transit, healthy food, walkable neighborhoods), social experiences (attention to private spaces, community spaces and connections to the urban fabric), and natural affordability. Katherine’s professional career includes over 15 years of financial systems analysis and asset management experience. Her educational background includes extensive coursework in the University of Utah’s City and Metropolitan Planning PhD program and Arizona State University’s Sustainability PhD program. She holds a BA in Finance and a Master’s of Urban and Environmental Planning from ASU. Katherine’s two millennial-aged college children continue to inspire her unique approach to lifelong learning.