Personal Greeting Catherine Chan, AIA


Contact Details

Union City, CA


A 26-year industry veteran, Catherine brought with her a remarkable portfolio of award-winning projects that is well recognized for exceptional quality and efficient delivery. She has been practicing architecture in the United States and Hong Kong with extensive experience in leading complex, large-scale projects. Catherine has a proven track record of leadership in the profession; and was formerly the Vice President at HOK serving as the San Francisco Justice Director and Associate Vice President at HDR serving as the Western Region Justice Director.

Catherine is well known for her outstanding organizational talent and dedication to high performance delivery. Her hands-on technical expertise and fluent technology skills, complemented with her natural collaborative personality, enables a highly effective process for creative, successful results. She is a great advocate for integration of technology into the design practice committed to innovative work process for maximized quality and efficiency.

Catherine is actively involved with the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and various professional/industry organizations. She is the past chair of the national leadership Advisory Group of the AIA Academy of Architecture for Justice and has spoken at conferences for buildingSMART International, AIA, CSI BIM Practice Group and Stanford University’s Center for Integrated Facility Engineering.

Job History

Strategic Building Innovation
Innovation Strategist
San Francisco, CA, United States
March 2015 - present

Director of Strategic Practice
San Francisco, CA, United States
March 2015 - January 2016

Western Region Justice Director, Associate Vice President
San Francisco, CA, United States
December 2012 - March 2015

Justice Director, Vice President
San Francisco, CA, United States
June 1996 - November 2012