Cathy is a practicing architect, previously an Associate at muf architecture/art and a Founding Partner at Riches Hawley Mikhail. In 2017 Cathy joined Katy Marks at Citizens Design Bureau.
Throughout her career, Cathy has combined practice with academia at institutions including the Cass, the Architectural Association and the University of Kingston.
Riches Hawley Mikhail were four times Housing Design Award Winners, BD Housing architect of the Year 2009 and their Clay Field project won a RIBA Award and was mid-listed for the Stirling Prize. Housing projects for social and private landlords have informed a wide knowledge base on contemporary housing and urbanism which draws specifically on historical precedent, local context and ideas about social, political and environmental sustainability.
Cathy has been the recipient of the RIBA Rome Scholarship in Architecture and subsequently a member of the British School at Rome Fine Arts Steering Committee.