Kathryn Horne, previously the director of University Space Management and Utilization, has been appointed as the director of facilities planning. Horne joined the Facilities Management Department in 2015.
In her new role, Horne will guide the development of the campus in accordance with UNC Charlotte’s current Master Plan. She will be responsible for developing and implementing comprehensive capital construction plans in collaboration with other divisions of the University.
Along with maintaining the University’s Master Plan, Horne will be charged with overseeing initial capital project planning, building design and visual appearance of buildings and grounds, and will lead the FM’s Space Management, Real Estate and Sustainability units. She will develop and implement the University’s Design and Construction Guidelines and Capital Renewal Program.
“Kathryn was selected for this important position due to her demonstrated success in building partnerships and teams, facilitating change, managing conflict, developing creative solutions and building trust. I am confident she will make significant contributions to UNC Charlotte in her new role,” stated Phil Jones, associate vice chancellor for Facilities Management.
Horne is well-qualified for this promotion both through her valued work at UNC Charlotte and in previous professional experiences.
Prior to her contributions to this campus, Horne worked in Capital Planning and Space Management at Georgia Tech. Before joining Georgia Tech, she was a partner in Charlotte architectural firms. While in these roles, Horne led the design of the Student Union and other on-campus projects.
Horne is a registered architect and has been very active in the Society for College and University Planners (SCUP) at both national and regional levels. Currently, she serves as Chair of the SCUP Southern Regional Council.
She holds a Bachelor of Environmental Design in Architecture from North Carolina State University and a Master of Architecture from Clemson University.