|AR. CATHERINE LOKE obtained her Bachelor of Planning & Design in 1989 and Bachelor of Architecture (Hons) in 1992 from the University of Melbourne. She began her career in Singapore in 1993 as a Site Architect for Lee Kim Tah – Woh Hup JV, the main contractor for the $120 million SAFTI Military Institute Phase 1, designed by the Australian firm Mitchell Giurgola & Thorp. On completion of the project in April 1995, she joined Tan See Kiat Chartered Architects where she was the project architect for multi-national company PHILIPS’ new $22 million headquarters in Toa Payoh (completed 1997), as well as the $150 million Tuas Power Station (completed 1998).
Prior to moving to Singapore, she worked on design development of Mont’Kiara high-rise condominiums Phase 1 and concept design of Phase 4 in Kuala Lumpur as assistant architect at Akitek Barat Sdn. Bhd. (a subsidiary of Sunrise Holdings Sdn. Bhd.).
Since becoming a registered Architect in April 1998, she set up Catherine Loke Architect in July 1998 and joined Group Design Partnership in March 1999, after which the partnership changed its name to Lander Loke Architects in February 2001.
|Catherine has served on the Council of the Singapore Institute of Architects (SIA) from 2012-2020 and as First Vice-President for Council Years 2018/2019 & 2019/2020, and also served as Chairman of the Small & Medium Architectural Practices Committee and Minor Works Contract Working Group, and Chairman of the Architects’ Appointment Committee. She is a regular speaker at the annual SIA Practice Convention and Continuing Professional Development seminars on the subject of practice and building contracts. She was also a member of the BCA BIM Legal & Contractual Workgroup in 2013.
She served as an External Examiner for the Master of Architecture programme at the National University of Singapore from 2013 to 2016, and is currently Adjunct Associate Professor, teaching Architectural Practice at the university. She also served as the Chief Examiner for the Professional Practice Examination Panel for the Board of Architects from 2014/15 to 2016/17, responsible for conducting examinations under Section 15(2)(a)(ii) of the Architects Act (Cap. 12). In December 2020, she became a qualified learning solutionist certified under the Singapore Workforce Qualifications (WSQ) Advanced Certificate in Learning and Performance (ACLP) programme.