Abby Katcher’s combined background in art and architecture infuses her designs with a unique sensibility. Through her work, she explores how surface experimentation can create unforeseen programmatic opportunities and how static forms can be transformed into active, dynamic spaces.

In June of 2009, Abby received her Master of Architecture degree from UCLA. She is also a graduate of Yale University, where she received her B.A. in Art and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude. While at UCLA, Abby studied under Greg Lynn, Mark Lee, Mark Mack, and Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and participated in traveling studios to Japan and Germany. In 2007, Abby was the recipient of the James Petit Memorial Fellowship, awarded to a student who has changed careers and demonstrated promise in architecture. Abby’s research studio project was selected for inclusion in the International Architectural Education Symposium Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.

Through two summer internships at Daly Genik Architects in Santa Monica, California, Abby gained valuable professional experience. There she participated in the schematic design phase of a university music school expansion, an elementary intensive language academy, and a residential guest house addition.

Prior to receiving her master’s degree, Abby worked in fundraising for several non-profit organizations in New York City, including The Museum of Modern Art and the Asia Society. At that time, she was also a practicing sculptor whose work was reviewed in The New York Times and was selected for exhibition at Socrates Sculpture Park, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, and Long Island University.