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Catherine Earley

Project Architect

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Virginia Tech College of Architecture and Urban Studies, 2013
Bachelor of Architecture

University of Oregon School of Architecture and Environment, 2020
Master of Science in Architecture

Cat out in the desert

Catherine (Cat) joined the Maclay Architects team in 2020. After graduating from Virginia Tech with a Bachelor of Architecture in 2013, she worked for nearly five years in New York City as an architectural designer, where she managed both high-end residential and commercial projects. She returned to school at the University of Oregon in the Fall of 2018, receiving her Master of Science in Architecture graduate degree in March 2020. Her thesis focused on integrating urban water infrastructure into the public realm to facilitate social resilience and environmental sustainability.

During her time at University of Oregon she was a graduate researcher at the Institute for Health in the Built Environment, where she researched the impact our constructed environment has on the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases, including public water infrastructure. She continues to contribute to this research as a coordinator for a funded, multi-disciplinary design charrette in Tanzania between the University of Oregon and other international institutions, which revolves around residential design and disease control.

In her free time, Cat greatly enjoys reading fiction, scouring farmers markets for the best produce, long walks, interacting with her far-flung friends and huge extended family, and playing with her cat Astrid.

Cat Earley rendering two buildings and a pond Cat Earley rendering outside plaza