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Cathy Braasch
Assistant Professor
Cathy Braasch portrait
Department of Architecture
318 Stuckeman
814.865.5941

Cathy Braasch is the founding principal of Braasch Architecture. Their work is comprised of commercial and residential projects including Loop Loft which was featured in Dwell magazine. Previously, she was an associate at Stoss, working on urban landscape projects such as the Plaza at Harvard University and CityDeck in Green Bay, Wisconsin. As a project architect at Stephen Yablon Architect and Della Valle Bernheimer, she designed numerous residential and commercial projects including a luxury hotel in Soho, a residential amenity space in Brooklyn, and a high end condominium building in Chelsea. Braasch currently teaches at the Pennsylvania State University and previously taught at Northeastern University, Wentworth Institute of Technology and Harvard’s Career Discovery. Her research interests include the intersection of architectural design and urban landscape, duration and creative production in built environment related to temporary structures and adaptive reuse, alternative models of professional practice. She received a Master in Architecture at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University. Before pursuing architecture, Ms. Braasch designed scenery, lighting, and projections for theatrical productions.

Education

  •  2006  Master of Architecture: Harvard University Graduate School of Design

  • 1999  Bachelors of Art: Yale University

Courses Taught

  • ARCH 131: Basic Design Studio
  • ARCH 132: Basic Design Studio
  • ARCH 497: Collaborative Master Planning
  • ARCH 521: Visual Communication I
  • ARCH 522: Visual Communication II

Research

Intersection of architectural design and urban landscape, duration and creative production in built environment related to temporary structures and adaptive reuse, alternative modes of professional practice.

CV + Files + Links

View of modern room
View of modern room
Computer rendering of room
Drawing of intertwined cubes
Collection of architecture projects viewed from overhead
Architecture project viewed from overhead
Bright colored blocks in architecture project
photo of Cathy Braasch's work
photo of Cathy Braasch's work
photo of Cathy Braasch's work