Catherine Hayes, licensed architect and principal, as well as interior designer, leads this design firm in Phoenix, Arizona, through a collaborative team effort on all matters; servicing the clients, design conceptualizing and development, and all operations of the studio. Before starting the firm in 1992, Catherine was the commercial project director for Gosnell Development Company; developing resorts, restaurants, and retail projects for seven years. Before which Catherine worked with George Christensen for two years on residential and church projects in Arizona. Catherine came to Phoenix after working her first few years in Chicago starting at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill and Pappageorge Haymes. A University of Illinois and L’Ecole des Beaux Art architecture graduate, Catherine’s key goals have been met in the hayes inc. studio having created a true design atelier where top creative talent from around the world is gathered, given all the most advanced tools to create life-changing, dynamic design that will positively affect the clients and the environment.
Catherine was recently acknowledged by AZBusiness Magazine as one of the most influential women in Arizona for 2014 and is honored to be a part of such an amazing class of talented women. She is also part of the 2015 People to Know class by AZRE Magazine. She is an active member of ULI Arizona and AIA-Phoenix Metro. Catherine has also been a panelist with AIA-Phoenix Metro on walkable cities and AZ Crew for redevelopment.