Taylor’s Trailblazer

Katherine Barrionuevo, Senior Design Manager, has been recognised in the National Association of Women in Construction’s 2022 Journal for her exceptional work delivering design solutions for clients across Australia.

Known for her vibrant and empathetic approach, Katherine Barrionuevo’s illustrious career in design began in Peru. Now, Katherine delivers world-class design solutions for clients across Australia as Senior Design Manager at Taylor. The key to her success? Bold decisions, hard work and an unbreakable family bond.  

With more than 15 years’ experience in the field, Katherine has played a pivotal role in projects across the education (public and private), industrial, residential, commercial and retail markets. An expert at managing design for large-scale complex projects, Katherine’s innovative outlook ensures the client’s vision is realised, time and time again.  

Katherine collaborates with Taylor’s tender team to lead the design and coordination of major projects, currently working on the Campbelltown Hospital Refurbishment.  

George Bardas, Taylor CEO, comments, “Katherine is committed to unlocking the true potential of our built environment to deliver exceptional spaces. Her admirable work ethic is complemented by a thirst to learn – she is uniquely positioned to achieve great outcomes while continuing to evolve her skillset and expertise along the way.” 

For young women facing language, geographic or financial barriers, Katherine advised,

Be passionate, perseverant and tenacious, and say ‘yes’ to every opportunity. No matter your background, no matter how well you speak English, no matter where you are from – there is opportunity for everybody in this space.

Katherine’s recent appointment to the Property Council of Australia’s 23/24 Precincts Committee is a reflection of her expertise and commitment to the property and construction sector. The Precincts Committee represents the interests of the property industry in precinct and innovation district promotion and formation, and its intersection with all levels of the education sector, health sector and metro precincts. An ESG champion, Katherine will work mindfully with the committee to identify challenges and barriers to growth. 

Read the full article – found on page 86 – here.