Philadelphia-based BKP Architects (BKP) promoted Caitlin A. Daley, AIA, to Principal. She joins founding partners Darrell Kratzer, AIA, LEED AP, and Joseph Powell, AIA, LEED AP, in practice management and leading the firm’s work throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast, including significant work in Washington, D.C.; Baltimore, Md.; Buffalo, N.Y.; and Wellesley, Ma.
“Caitlin contributes enthusiasm, energy, and creativity to the studio and our design projects,” said Kratzer. “She deeply values the collaborative nature of architecture and welcomes coordination and cooperation with all members of a project team, from clients and users to engineers, consultants, and contractors.”
“Caitlin’s outstanding leadership as an architect and associate earned her promotion,” added Powell. “We look forward to continuing to evolve the firm with her partnership.”
Daley joined BKP as a designer in 2010. Her proficiency in all phases of project development, proactive business approach, and staff mentoring earned her promotion to Associate in 2016. She is responsible for architecture, interiors, and planning work along with managing teams and supporting client relationships. As a project manager, Daley works closely with clients to ensure design solutions meet their goals. As an advocate for community-focused design, she conducts focus groups and public meetings to foster community support for public projects. As an integral part of BKP operations, she manages staffing, participates in business development pursuits, and contributes to long-range strategic planning.
Currently, Daley leads planning and design projects for the University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, Gallaudet University, Bryn Mawr College, Wellesley College, and the University of Pennsylvania.
“Since joining BKP, I’ve shared Darrell and Joe’s passion for creating memorable architecture and supporting our clients with excellent service,” Daley explained. “I am excited about this step in my career and the firm’s trajectory and I look forward to contributing my perspective on a more significant level.”
Daley holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Pennsylvania State University and NCARB certification. She is a registered architect in Pennsylvania and a member of the National Association of College & University Food Services (NACUFS) and the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP). Caitlin is a current participant in the Penn State Stuckeman School Alumni Mentoring Program and a past volunteer with the ACE Mentor Program of Greater Philadelphia and the AIA mentoring program. She has written for American School & University magazine about her foodservice design projects at Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Outside of her professional responsibilities, Daley has served on the board of the Philadelphia Falcons Soccer Club since 2015, as the organization’s president in 2018, and as its tournament co-chair in 2019. Daley enjoys working on her South Philadelphia row home where she lives with her partner and dog.