Who We Are
Director (ext. 2796)
Kathy holds a bachelor's degree from the University of Phoenix in Business Management and a master's degree from California State University, Fresno in Public Administration. Prior to coming to the University of Memphis, she worked over 20 years in Facilities Management at California State University, Fresno starting out in their budget department and serving in several capacities before finally becoming the Associate Director of Planning and Administration.
Kathy's role in the Office of Space Planning includes continuous analysis of space use and types toward effectively assisting the university with space programming and planning for both current and future space needs. Additionally, she is responsible for the maintenance and reporting requirements associated with the Physical Facilities Inventory (PFI) database.
Space Analyst (ext. 2546)
Laura is the newest member of the Space Planning and Utilization office. She holds an associate degree in Interior Design and an associate degree in Architectural Technology. Laura is pursuing her bachelor's degree here at the University of Memphis. Laura is a State of Tennessee registered Interior Designer and also a LEED AP (leadership in energy and environmental design accredited professional). Before coming to the University, Laura worked on various commercial and residential projects as both a project manager and designer.
Laura's responsibilities for the University include, space programming and planning using AutoCAD and Archibus software, space studies for departments and discussing her findings and suggestions with University clients.
Robert Taylor, Jr.
Space Analyst (ext. 4728)
Robert received his Master of Architecture from the University of Memphis in August of 2015. Before graduating, he worked as a graduate assistant for the Office of Space Planning for three years. Robert also holds a bachelor's degree from Tennessee State University in Architectural Engineering. Prior to coming to the University of Memphis, Robert worked as a freelancer and engaged in volunteer work, regionally and internationally.
Robert's responsibilities include the following: completing field surveys and assisting with updating data in programs such as Archibus, Excel and AutoCAD.