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Catherine Harrington

Catherine Harrington

Senior Architect & RIBA Client Advisor

Since joining Architype in 1999, Catherine has delivered a range of projects from visitor centres and office buildings, both primary and secondary schools, and schools and colleges for special needs students.

She is skilled in developing site appraisals and masterplans, and in managing projects with complex requirements on multiple sites. She is a champion for excellence in school design and for low energy, sustainable schools.

Catherine was the project architect for a number of competition winning projects, including the National Trust’s Chilterns Gateway Centre. She is the lead architect for the Camden Centre for Learning (CCfL), a secondary school situated in North London across two sites for students with special educational needs. She is also coordinating Soft Landings for this school, as a pilot project for Camden Council.


Catherine studied architecture initially at the University of Waterloo in Canada, and obtained her diploma (RIBA Part I & II) at the Architectural Association in London, UK. She is registered as a Client Adviser with the RIBA, specialising in education buildings.


Catherine lectures regularly, and is a visiting critic at the Architectural Association (Masters course in Sustainable Environmental Design) and at the Bartlett School of Architecture. Having worked and lived in Portugal, she speaks Portuguese.