Catherine Macarthur
Senior Associate, Architect


Catherine Macarthur, Senior Associate, is a registered Architect with a focus on heritage and conservation.

Catherine believes conserving the increasingly rare and valuable heritage of our community provides more meaningful and enjoyable built environments for future generations, in the context of quality contemporary design. She enjoys making a difference in an ever evolving cultural landscape.

With a diverse career in the heritage field and architectural design, Catherine has worked in the three tiers of government as well as the private sector. For state agency clients she has provided strategic asset management and maintenance advice on state significant heritage places, such as Sydney Hospital, Gladesville Hospital complex, Millers Point, Observatory Hill and NSW Schools. Catherine is highly experienced in providing design advice, statutory guidance, and clarity in the complex heritage legislative framework of local council LEP provisions and the NSW Heritage Act, as well as hands-on technical conservation work on site.

As the primary consultant, who can coordinate a range of specialists, Catherine believes that the best results are achieved through early and collaborative consultation with developers and the community.

More recently she also has experience in urban design review for government, facility planning, education masterplans, and providing valuable expertise/liaison for major clients in sensitive locations.


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‘Conserving and interpreting our increasingly rare and valuable heritage provides more meaningful cultural environments for future generations.’


Graduate Diploma of Secondary Education, University of Canberra

Registered Architect—NSW Board of Architects (Registration Number 8182)

Master of Built Environment (Building Conservation), University of NSW

Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science of Architecture, University of Sydney


Australia ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites), full international.

National Trust of Australia (NSW).