Mary Katherine Crouch, BFA 2001
Designer and Project Manager, KSA Interiors
Prior to attending VCU, Mary Katherine earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Anthropology from Florida State University. As an anthropology student, she learned that a group’s culture is directly influenced by their surroundings. Interpreting that interior design is a highly strategic process of how these environments are created, Mary Katherine went on to pursue her next degree in the VCUarts Department of Interior Design.
Reminiscing on her time as an interior design student at VCU, Mary Katherine is thankful for the creative process she was exposed to by being openly encouraged to explore the world of design. To this day, she treasures the sense of camaraderie felt with her fellow students and instructors.
While attending VCU, Mary Katherine served as the President for the Student Chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). Learning from her experience as a leader within the student chapter, Mary Katherine continues her involvement with this strongly supported network of design professionals.
In her role as an interior designer and project manager for KSA, Mary Katherine specializes in interior design for Senior Living facilities and Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs). Fueled by her passion for stepping outside of her comfort zone, her ability to push the boundaries of creativity has also extended to several award-winning community library projects that include youthful children’s spaces, interactive teen centers, and sophisticated adult reading areas.
An advocate of professional design organizations, Mary Katherine has previously served on the Virginia Chapter of ASID board as Communications Director and will serve as President for the coming term.
In 2013, Mary Katherine took a hiatus from KSA to pursue a master’s degree, graduating in 2015 from Florida State University with an MFA in Interior Design, after which she taught interior design in the Department of Design at the University of Central Oklahoma.