As an architect with extensive experience in construction and project management, Catherine Springer is uniquely qualified to assess and understand any project from three primary perspectives: the owner’s sensitivity to time constraints and budgets; the architect’s prioritization of a coordinated and excellent design; and the contractor’s focus on safety and solid construction practices.
Springer received her Masters of Architecture degree from Harvard University and has over 20 years of building industry experience, including 17 years in New York City, working on institutional, commercial, and residential projects ranging in size from 4,000 to 200,000 + square feet. She established her project and construction management practice, Springer LLC, in 2004. Prior to that, she served as a project manager for Skidmore Owings & Merrill LLP and for Turner Construction Company in New York.
Her projects include the Powerhouse Workshop on the Gowanus Canal, the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle, the Cocoa Exchange Residences on Wall Street, and the Times Square Hotel in Manhattan; the Caijia Housing Cluster in Chong Qing, China; as well as numerous retail and residential building renovations in and around New York City.
In 1999, when LEED was in its infancy, Springer was involved with leading the green efforts at the Time Warner Center. On each subsequent project, she has made sustainable and cost efficient design a focus of her practice.
Springer is a member of the American Institute of Architects, which honored her with an AIA Chapter Award in 2012 for the Caijia Housing Cluster in association with CAU. She sits on the board of the Atlantic Avenue Local Development Corporation in Brooklyn, and holds a US Patent for the “Springer Pop Tent” an emergency shelter.