Catherine believes in human-centric design, and in finding the beautifully simple solution to a design challenge. Every day is a chance to collaborate with other creative minds and leverage an understanding of light and human factors to create healthy built environments that bring delight to users.
Catherine is a lighting designer and project manager with experience in a diverse range of projects from infrastructure to houses of worship, historic renovation and labs. Catherine has served on the IALD Education Trust Stipend Committee since graduating from the University of Oklahoma with a bachelors in Interior Design. She also teaches lighting design for architecture and interior design at the Boston Architectural College.
A rainbow over St Francis hospital the morning she was born might have foretold her future in lighting design, or later her interest in architecture and photography, but Catherine was around 16 when she picked up a coffee-table book of a lighting designer’s portfolio at the library and saw a spread showing four different lighting scenes in the same space. “The potential of light to impact human experience, necessarily inseparable from space-making and materiality, continues to fascinate me. To share the transformative power of light is why I am a lighting designer.”
E d u c a t i o n
Bachelors of Interior Design, University of Oklahoma College of Architecture, 2013
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Light and Health Institute, 2016
A f f i l i a t i o n s
International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD), Associate
Education Trust Board of Directors, 2022-Present
Education Trust Stipend Committee, 2015-Present
Student Ambassador, 2012-2013
Awards Committee, 2018
Illuminating Engineering Society (IES), Associate
International Interior Design Association (IIDA), Associate
US Green Building Council (USGBC), LEED AP ID+C, 2016-Present, WELL AP, 2022-Present