Senior Consulting Design Principal, Perkins + Will; Fellow, American Institute of Architects
Cathy Simon's focus on transformative design is evident at all scales. Major recent award-winning architectural work is exemplified by the reinvention of San Francisco's Ferry Building and Pier 1, an historic finger pier; Genentech B35, a new 250,000 sf headquarters building on Genentech’s South San Francisco Campus; the Lathrop Library at Stanford; Connie & Kevin Chou Hall at the Haas School of Business at UC, Berkeley; the Bay Area Metro Center, the repurposing of a 500,000 sf existing building as headquarters for the MTC, the Air District, BCDC and ABAG; 140 New Montgomery, the rehabilitation of Timothy Pfleuger’s landmark 1925 Pacific Telephone and Telegraph Building. Local waterfront urban design projects include Mission Rock, the SF Giants’ proposed 21-acre mixed-use waterfront development south of AT&T Park and Treasure Island, a new waterfront community for 15,000 new residents, parklands, an organic farm, maker space and more in the middle of the San Francisco Bay.
In 2015, she was the William A. Bernoudy Architect in Residence at the American Academy of Rome, and has taught architecture at both UC Berkeley and Stanford University. She is a member of the Harvard Graduate School of Design Visiting Committee, the University of Washington Architectural Commission and the University of California Berkeley Design Review Committee. Cathy's design philosophy and expertise have made her a natural spokesperson for the burgeoning revitalization and resiliency of post-industrial waterfronts worldwide. She is currently writing a book about design and the waterfront.