Katherine Rinne is project director of Aquae Urbis Romae: The Waters of the City of Rome, an ongoing online platform published by the University of Virginia. She has been awarded numerous research fellowships for her work, including awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Fulbright Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Gallery of Art, and the National Science Foundation. Her book The Waters of Rome: Aqueducts, Fountains, and the Birth of the Baroque City published by Yale University Press (2011) won the John Brinkerhoff Jackson Award for Landscape History from the Foundation for Landscape Studies.
Katherine is adjunct professor of architecture at California College of the Arts where she teaches architecture, landscape architecture, and urban design studios on topics related to site and regional design with an emphasis on infrastructure. She has also taught at the University of Arkansas, Iowa State University, Harvard University, and UC Berkeley. She developed and led ALI's Water Infrastructure and Urban Form graduate seminar with Hadley Arnold.