Hailing from the Eastern Cape, Cathy Skillicorn came to UCT to become a maths & science teacher, having obtained a bursary from the then Department of Education. After 3 years in the classroom, she returned to UCT, to pursue her first love, architecture. After graduating, she worked for commercial practices in Berlin, Dublin & Cape Town, cutting her teeth on large-scale developments & commercial projects.
After almost 10 years as a professional architect, Cathy wanted to move away from a senior, managerial role to a more hands-on approach to design & project involvement. She then decided to establish a small practice in the Bo Kaap, Cape Town. Now in offices in Salt River, this practice provides the full range of architectural services, sometimes working in collaboration with like-minded building professionals & other small architectural practices.