Katie Rispoli Keaotamai
I’m working to change the way our cities are built, understood, and lived in.
Over the last eight years I’ve taken on work that intersects with construction, architecture, historic preservation, and urban planning. These opportunities have allowed me to manage complex projects, engage with residents, and organize teams.
I began working in construction in 2012, where I was tasked with obtaining permits for multi-million dollar rehabilitations of historic properties. Just two years later, I was approached with an opportunity to relocate a historic building that faced imminent demolition, owned by the City of Long Beach.
Since then, I have managed the relocation of multiple historic buildings. These have ranged from one-room commercial structures (hello, Taco Bell Numero Uno!) to multi-story residences. However, I've done more than manage projects. Often, I have also prepared cultural resource reports and environmental assessments in order to obtain necessary permits and land entitlements.
On every project I seek opportunities to weave in my passion for civic engagement, equitable transportation, affordable housing, and climate resiliency.
In my work I have had the privilege of working with government agencies, real estate developers, architects, engineers, historic preservationists, urban planners, transportation professionals, contractors, and community members. These experiences have taught me that we all can see eye-to-eye, and our work is more successful when we do.
If you feel I can be an asset to your team, please get in touch!