Posted on March 16, 2012
Collective Architecture has just received news that Cathy Houston won 'ARCHITECT OF THE YEAR’ at the Women in Construction awards.
Cathy’s major achievements over the last year have included; Blochairn Housing Development, Castlemilk High Rise lighting scheme, Mansefield Place on Isle of Bute.
Laurence O'boyle of Oboyle Housing Services said ‘Cathy has enviable organisational skills which allows for seamless project management and project delivery. However, most importantly Cathy has a manner which allows her to communicate with and gain respect from everyone connected with a project, starting from her clients, residents, other design team members, construction professionals and tradesmen.
Michael Carberry at Blochairn housing association said ' Cathy led the Design Team and chaired Site Meetings. It was a major achievement to make sure that everyone involved had the same goal - to create a quaity product that everyone could be proud of. Despite all the pressures of such a large, difficult development and the pressures of the current financial climate, Cathy kept everyone focussed on the task at hand. She was extremely methodical in examining each problematic issue that arose and she was determined to find a solution.