Catalina Ionita

Architect RIBA ARB, BA Hons Architecture (International) MArch Pg Cert
Catalina joined CODA in November 2018 and is currently working alongside Jamie Hanson in the Manchester studio.

Cat graduated from Sheffield Hallam University in 2018 with a Distinction for her Master’s degree in Architecture. For her thesis project ‘District Shanghai – A People Power Game’, she developed a community engagement tool in the form of a board game which aimed to encourage people from diverse backgrounds to come together and discuss the future of their neighbourhood. This project culminated with a RIBA President Medal Nomination.

Her previous experience includes 5 years working at Whittam Cox Architects on large residential schemes, retail developments and competitions.

At CODA, Cat is working on residential and commercial projects across the UK such as a Grade II Listed building office conversion in Manchester’s Northern Quarter; housing schemes and company competition bids.

During her free time, Cat enjoys mountain biking in the English countryside, as well as practising yoga, and cooking.

Cat is currently undertaking her Part 3 studies at The University of Huddersfield.
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