As a designer in KCCT’s international studio, Mackenzie Wade applies a community impact-focused, thoughtfully executed approach that prioritizes end user needs. With a background in federal government-sector and nonprofit projects, her design passion stems from the delivery of work that supports the population at large. Her interest in architecture is rooted in artistic talent combined with the opportunity to positively affect the world around her, and she participated in and eventually led a nonprofit internship program for design students to participate in design-build projects in diverse locations. As part of a separate internship, she has worked on presentations and physical models for both new builds and historic renovations.
A native of Missouri, Mackenzie now resides in Washington, DC, where she is an active leader in multiple organizations to serve and enhance the local community. She serves on the associate board of Housing Up, an organization comprised of civic-minded professionals that builds thriving communities in DC through the development of affordable housing and comprehensive support services for homeless and low-income families. She volunteers with Family and Youth Initiative to support teens in foster care, and she will eventually serve as a mentor for a teen in the foster care system to aid the transition into early adult life. Additionally, she co-leads a fellowship organization that provides local community support through clothing and food drives, service-based assistance, and neighborhood cleanups. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, attending live performances, scuba diving, and trying out local wineries and breweries.
Years of Industry Experience
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arkansas
Professional Licenses, Certifications, Memberships, and Associations
LEED Green Associate