Catherine Wilmes is an architectural designer invested in thinking about the discipline's relation to art and photography. Her designs are often derived from a photographic inquiry of the built environment and are informed by material experimentations at the scale of the model. This allows her to construct an iterative design process that translates photographic media into three-dimensional objects imbued with materiality.
She practiced in various architectural offices in New York City with an emphasis on residential and educational projects at the master plan, building, interior, and furniture scales. Her area of expertise lies in adaptive reuse with projects in the United States, South America, Africa, and China. She is currently working on multiple projects of post-industrial adaptation in Texas and New York.
Recently, her research in architectural media was exhibited as part of several group shows such as the In The Round, On the Flat (2022) and Aesthetics of Prosthetics (2019) exhibitions at Pratt Institute's Siegel Gallery.
Academic Research/Specialty Areas
- Architectural design
- Architectural history
- Architectural representation
- Digital media
- Suburban neighborhoods
- Visual representation
- Descriptive geometry
- Architectural montage/photography
- Urban/suburban housing
- Arch 2101 Second-Year Design Studio
Exhibitions and Presentations (Selected)
- In the Round, On the Flat exhibition (2022)
- Aesthetics of Prosthetics exhibition (2019)
- Domestic Mutations in the Age of the Sharing Paradigm exhibition with Structurist fellow Lawrence Blough (2018)