Catherine Craig, RA

Project Architect & Registered Architect

Catherine Craig is inspired by architecture that articulates reverence for the human and natural history of a place combined with architectural layers that highlight a place’s contemporary experience.

Catherine joined Sanders Architecture in September of 2015, bringing her expertise in environmental design to the firm. She previously worked at Andersson Wise Architects where she was project manager for the Topfer Theatre at ZACH project, as well as a design team member on Block 21 W Austin Hotel and Condominiums.

During 2004 and 2005 she was involved with a University of Texas graduate studio project with Sergio Palleroni focusing on the design and construction of two adobe houses for the Yaqui tribe in Sonora, Mexico, in collaboration with the PROVAY Institute.

Catherine received a bachelor’s degree in environmental design and a bachelor of science in construction science from Texas A&M University, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin. In the fall of 2000 Catherine spent a semester studying in Italy where she lived in a 14th century convent in the fortified 10th century hill town of Castiglion Fiorentino situated atop 4th century Etruscan ruins. She was particularly drawn to the way modern designs are superimposed upon and integrated into ancient human and topographical infrastructure, resulting in a consonance of nature and architecture.

In the Austin community, Catherine volunteers for SafePlace, a domestic abuse shelter. She also puts her knitting skills to good use for Caps for a Cure, which provides hats for chemotherapy patients around the U.S.

The Austin structure that captivates Catherine the most is St. Martin’s Lutheran Church on 15th Street because she loves its thin-shell concrete barrel vault, impeccably detailed steel columns and believes it’s a superb example of modern Texas architecture.