Meet the Board: Kathryn Baldwin, AICP – New Board Member



Kathryn joined Lose Design in August 2017 as manager of the Knoxville office.  Prior to joining the firm, she served as Director of Community Development for the City of Oak Ridge for sixteen years, managing the Planning and Codes Division, in addition to housing, blight elimination and redevelopment efforts.  Prior to employment in Oak Ridge she served as Planning Director for Hendersonville, TN from 1988 – 2001 and was employed by the Tennessee State Local Planning Office from 1986-1988.

In Oak Ridge, she was responsible for planning documents including the Melton Lake Waterfront Plan, South Illinois Avenue Corridor Study, and the Oak Ridge Bicycle Pedestrian Plan and initiated the Oak Ridge Blueprint effort.  Ms. Baldwin participated in drafting TN State Enabling Legislation to create a pilot for establishment of the first Land Bank in the State of TN.  The Oak Ridge Land Bank adopted an aggressive program for acquisition and re-development of blighted property.

Ms. Baldwin was responsible for adoption of one of the first ordinances in the State of TN, to address landscaping, siting and building design criteria.  This ordinance was successfully enacted and established a benchmark for Tennessee municipal and community aesthetics. Kathryn drafted zoning amendments to facilitate utilization of Federal DOE lands which required a high degree of creativity due to the unique nature of the situation but have wide adaptive reuse applications. Ms. Baldwin received her undergraduate degree in Geography in 1978 and a Master of Arts in Geography in 1985. In 1993 Kathryn joined the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) and served in multiple officer capacities in the American Planning Association (APA) Tennessee Chapter including Secretary of the Nashville Section for seven years and Director of the Knoxville Section for two years. She remains active in the East Tennessee Section of the APA.