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Catherine Harrington

Catherine Harrington

Senior Architect & RIBA Client Advisor

Catherine lived and worked in Toronto, Berlin and Lisbon before settling in London. Since joining Architype in 1999, Catherine has delivered numerous projects, ranging from visitor center’s and office buildings, to primary, secondary schools, and schools and colleges for special needs students.

As a Client Adviser registered with the RIBA, and with a core expertise in educational buildings, she is a champion for design excellence and delivering low energy, sustainable buildings. She is skilled in assembling high-quality strategic masterplans for site and managing projects with complex requirements and multiple stakeholder groups.

Catherine was the project architect for a number of competition winning projects, including the National Trust’s Chilterns Gateway Centre and for the Camden Centre for Learning, where she is currently conducting a Soft Landings programme.


Catherine studied architecture at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and obtained her diploma (RIBA Part 1 & 2 at the Architectural Association in London, UK. She is an ARB and RIBA member, and is registered as a Client Adviser with the RIBA.


Catherine lectures and is a visiting critic at the Architectural Association (Masters course in Sustainable Environmental Design) and the University of Westminster (Masters course in Energy and Environmental Change), and at the Bartlett School of Architecture. She is also an RIBA Part 3 Examiner at Metropolitan University.