Having grown up in Brussels, studying architecture in the UK and France, and working in design practices in Lisbon, Girona, Rotterdam and London, Catarina ventured into the world of ‘architecture beyond architecture’ and completed her masters in City Design & Social Sciences at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, LSE Cities, in 2012.
She has taught at the Architectural Association Summer School, and worked on the 2014 Venice Architecture Biennale while at Rem Koolhaas’ office. Recently she has completed her architectural education at the Royal College of Art in London.
She was the recipient of the Future of Money Award with her winning entry 'Escudo da Comporta', a currency based on the real time landscape surveying of a twelve and a half thousand hectare agricultural estate in Alentejo, Portugal.
Catarina’s interests lie in architecture diplomacy.