April 26, 2018

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Catherine C. Morrison, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, an architect in the firm’s Healthcare studio in Charlotte, has been recommended to and appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina Board of Architecture.

Gresham, Smith and Partners announces that Catherine C. Morrison, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, an architect in the firm’s Healthcare studio in Charlotte, has been recommended to and appointed by Governor Roy Cooper to serve on the North Carolina Board of Architecture.

The North Carolina Board of Architecture’s responsibility is to safeguard the life, health, property and welfare of the people of North Carolina and to ensure that those individuals licensed for the practice of architectural services in the state are duly qualified. Morrison will serve a five-year term.

“Cathy is the embodiment of GS&P’s commitment to better our communities and proof that our people are this firm’s greatest asset. Since joining the firm, she has worked tirelessly for our clients, our communities and our profession,” said David L. King, AIA, NCARB, division vice president, Gresham, Smith and Partners. “We are incredibly proud of Cathy.”

“As architects we design spaces where we live, work and play. We have a responsibility to design those places to protect and advance the health and welfare of those using them,” commented Morrison. “I take that responsibility very seriously and view this appointment as an opportunity to take an active role in the regulatory aspects of profession and make a greater impact on architecture and our community.”

Morrison has been actively involved in promoting and advancing the architecture profession, having served on the Board of Directors for AIA Charlotte, AIA North Carolina and the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce. She is also passionate about giving back to the community and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Loaves and Fishes, a network of emergency food pantries.

Since joining GS&P, Morrison has applied her architecture, master planning and urban design experience to projects including Baptist Health South Florida’s West Kendall hospital expansion, Fifth + Broadway, a large-scale mixed-use development in downtown Nashville, Tenn., and Dhollandia manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters in Bessemer City, NC. Morrison earned a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Maryland and a Master of Architecture and Master of Arts in Geography – Community Planning from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.