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Having grown up between two cultures, Katerina has had the fortune of 

learning and experiencing the world through a unique perspective. 

Born in the Czech Republic and raised in the US (living in Colorado, New Hampshire and  Orange County, CA), Katerina chose to pursue 

her childhood dream of becoming an architect by studying at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, Illinois. 

Throughout her five years at university, Katerina gained valuable experience through internships. From working on a historically significant building in the Czech Republic to high end residential architecture in Chicago.

After having completed her architectural degree at IIT she stayed in Chicago for a few years but the cold winters had her dreaming of sunny California. In 2017 she moved back to Orange County where she joined the architectural firm of Morris Skenderian and Associates.


In 2022 Katerina became a licensed architect in the state of California. Shortly after attaining her license she established Katerina Burianova Architecture Inc. 

When not immersed in the world of architecture, you can find Katerina on her yoga mat, hiking along the California coast or swimming in the ocean.  

California License #C40134

Designing a home is an intimate evolution. 
You are inviting me into your life, your home and also your dreams. Your home is a design that reflects your unique personality and I am excited to be the person to do that.

As an active member of Association of Women in Architecture and Design (AWA+D),  Katerina is committed to advancing and supporting women in the fields of architecture and design. AWA+D is a dynamic organization that encourages professional growth, provides valuable networking opportunities, and promotes the achievements of women in these industries. At the AWA+D 2024 Symposium, Katerina had the privilege of guiding a dynamic and enlightening conversation as the moderator for the panel discussion on the "Advancing  Together Through Partnership".

Katerina serves as a director on the Laguna Beach Board of Realtors. 

Katerina was the moderator for the "Balancing as a Firm Owner" panel discussion at the 2023 Mental Health in Architecture Summit.

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Katerina (center) as moderator for the "Advancing  Together Through Partnership" at the 2024 AWA+D Symposium

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