Catherine’s design ethic is rooted in her academic study of history, art, and ecology. She first grasped the value and importance of a project’s “spirit of place” as a history major at Yale. She approaches her designs much like her historical pursuits – understanding a site through persistent curious inquiry. She then received her master’s degree in landscape architecture from UC Berkeley, where she reinforced her belief that functional landscapes with ecologically robust value should be the foundation of design. This, paired with her clear, legible simplicity of design, has led her to strive always to create landscapes with meaning, experiential quality, and beauty.
As a landscape architect, Catherine loves collaborating with clients and architects to create landscapes that are uniquely personal and serve as a retreat from the grind of everyday life. At SBLA, Catherine enjoys managing large institutional and commercial projects as well as intimately scaled residential and estate work, engaging in all phases of design from concept to construction.
Master of Landscape Architecture – UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Bachelor of Arts – Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Landscape Architect, State of California #6384
Landscape Architect, State of Nevada #1002
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA)