Areas of Expertise
New-build housing, Workspace retrofit, Public realm
Catrina is a registered architect and a partner at Office S&M which she co-founded with Hugh McEwen in 2013.
The practice, known for its experimental approach, works with a 50/50 split of public and private clients, on a variety of new-build housing, workspace retrofit, and public realm projects. In 2020, Office S&M won the prestigious Building Design’s Young Architect of the Year Award and was named a 40 under 40 practice by The Architects’ Journal. Catrina has extensive experience delivering projects that bridge public realm and private enterprise.
Her specialism in activating public and private spaces, community engagement and co-design is reflected in her role leading participatory workshops and education projects, and teaching. Prior to setting up practice, Catrina co-created a BAFTA award-winning handmade computer game, Lumino City, which, along with her work in the family toymaking business, has given her a deep understanding of how best to engage with communities, what makes spaces thrive, and the challenges involved.
In addition to her work in practice, Catrina has 7 years of experience teaching at universities, including The Bartlett, UCL and Oxford School of Architecture, and has delivered lectures at the Royal Academy of Arts, the V&A and Cambridge University.