Caroline Kite is a registered architect with over a decade's experience working in Australia and overseas. She graduated from the University of New South Wales in 2010 with a Masters of Architecture. Caroline has worked in architectural practices in Sydney, including Allen Jack+Cottier as a Senior Architect, as well as in construction where she was based on sites with Bellevarde Constructions. In 2022 Caroline joined her husband, Kristian Kaufmehl, as co-director in their emerging architectural practice Studio KaaKi, where they are based at the Powerhouse Museum as Creative Residents.
Caroline believes that good design and architecture should be accessible to all and has the power to positively impact people’s lives. Since 2011, Caroline was involved with The Anganwadi Project (TAP), an Australian not-for-profit that designs and builds preschools in underprivileged communities in India. She has previously lived and worked in India for nine months to build two preschools. Caroline has been a Project Mentor for new volunteers and was a Board Member from 2017 - 2022 and held the role of Vice President in the final two years.
Caroline has a passion for the architecture profession and supporting the new generation of architects. She is Co-Chair of the Australian Institute of Architects NSW Emerging Architects and Graduates Network (EmAGN) and sits on the AIA NSW Chapter Council. Mentorship is one of Caroline’s focus in her role with EmAGN, creating initiatives to connect students, graduates and young architects with the wider profession. She has participated in the UNSW Career Ready Mentorship Program as a mentor and has been a sessional tutor at UNSW and USYD. Caroline regularly contributes to the architecture community through talks, exhibitions and publications.