W Architecture and Landscape Architecture Promotes Kate Cella to Associate

2016.0118.Nwy.Kate CellaAward-winning international design firm W Architecture and Landscape Architecture has promoted Kate Cella, AIA, to associate.

“By promoting Kate to associate, we are acknowledging Kate’s track record of creativity and versatility at W Architecture and Landscape Architecture,” said Barbara Wilks, FAIA, FASLA, president. “She has managed complex and diverse projects for a variety of clients. On every project, she has consistently demonstrated a persistent and careful attention to scale, craft, maintenance, and constructability that creates great outcomes.”

As a dual-discipline graduate in both architecture and landscape architecture, Kate is particularly deft at balancing the delicate relationships between the built and natural environments. Critical to her success is her sensitivity to client needs, coupled with a clear understanding of site ecology.

Kate’s portfolio as project manager includes Plaza 33, the temporary plaza at Penn Station, and Prudential’s Newark NJ headquarters, which features an acre green roof and the largest green wall in the New York area. Among her projects are the Maintenance and Amenity Building at St. Patrick’s Island in Calgary, Alberta, Canada; the Boathouse and Community Building for JB Lane Riverside Park in Tampa, FL; the Edgewater Waterfront in Edgewater, NJ; and the USS Constellation Education and Heritage Center in Baltimore, MD.

Cella holds a Master of Architecture and Landscape Architecture from the University of Pennsylvania and a Certificate of Ecological Architecture from the same university. She is a registered architect in the state of New York.


Founded in 1999, W Architecture & Landscape Architecture LLC is an interdisciplinary studio that builds on links between architecture and landscape architecture to create spaces, infrastructure, and buildings that engage both nature and urbanism. Working at multiple scales, with an eye for the ecological and social needs of the 21st century, the international staff reflects the firm’s holistic outlook on design and brings a variety of experiences, disciplines and talents to each project. Based in New York City, the firm has projects in Europe, Asia, and around the United States. Visit www.w-architecture.com