Cathrine Veikos is an associate professor of Architecture and the chair of the Interior Design Program. Her scholarship engages image theory, representation and issues related to the design of surfaces, including the nature and use of ornament and the production of perceptual and atmospheric effects. She is author of the book, Lina Bo Bardi: The Theory of Architectural Practice (Routledge, Taylor & Francis, 2013, New York, 2014), a translation and introduction to the writing of the Italo-Brazilian architect, Lina Bo Bardi (1914-1992). She teaches design studios and seminars in the Interior Design and Architecture Programs at CCA.
Veikos has published research on the phenomenon of “Sheer Opacity” in contemporary practice and on Bo Bardi’s Museum of Art in São Paulo (MASP) in the Journal of Architectural Education and in the Brazilian publication, ArqTEXTO. Her work on Bo Bardi highlights the architect’s contributions to pedagogy, the value of collaborations between art and architecture, interdisciplinarity, and a commitment to a design methodology that is predicated on the serious observation of the habits and patterns of life.
Veikos was recently invited to participate in the international symposium, Lina Bo Bardi 100 at the Architekturmuseum der Technischen Universität München. Her essay on Bo Bardi's iconic building, SESC- Pompeia (1977-86), in São Paulo, Brazil, was published in the catalog for the exhibition, Lina Bo Bardi 100: Brazil’s Alternative Path to Modernism (Hatje Cantz Verlag, Ostfildern, 2014).
She is the recipient of three Cass Gilbert Fellowships at the University of Minnesota College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture, a Rotch Traveling Studio Scholarship, and an award from the Graham Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts.
Before joining CCA's faculty, Veikos was an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, where she taught design studios and advanced seminars and was the in graduate program coordinator for the second-year Design Studio and the visual studies sequence. She also taught at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Tulane University, Parsons in Paris, and at Harvard University.
Veikos is a registered architect and worked in the offices of Roland Simounet (Paris), Jean-Paul Viguier (Paris), and for Bruce Graham at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (Chicago) before becoming principal of atelier4Architecture (a4A), an international firm she co-founded and lead between 1999-2004. She is currently building an interior design practice, Minium, in the San Francisco Bay area.