Design + Architecture

Catherine Chesterman RAIA #6583


My approach to design goes beyond architecture to encompass all elements of making, bringing a more complete cohesion to the project. I work with artists, builders and clients collectively to find new design expressions to solve problems.

Rather than apply aesthetics, we conceive them as solutions to pragmatic requirements, constructability and context. I approach design in terms of the big ideas that shape the project and begin to magnify the scope from there. From the start, I work to really understand clients and their values, and find the right concept that supports and expresses both.


CDA is located in the heart of the Sydney.
PO BOX 81 | Alexandria
Sydney | NSW 2043

We’d love to hear from you.

Catherine Chesterman

James McGrath

Sydney, Australia