Catherine Love


Catherine brings over 27 years’ experience of broad project experience gained over a diversity of building types including commercial, retail, luxury and low cost residential, schools, tertiary facilities, child care facilities, science laboratories, hospitality and hospital projects, from experiences gained throughout the Asia Pacific and Australia.

Catherine has lived and/or worked in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, Vietnam and Shanghai and through these experiences has broadened her skills and knowledge.  Her strong grounding in design and extensive experience in managing large and diverse teams and clients such as local councils, authorities and institutions enables her to provide effective and timely responses and a complete participation in project activities.  After experiences of working in PTW Vietnam and PTW China, Catherine is now working in our Sydney practice.


Masters in Architecture Design, 1993, UNSW
Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), 1982, UNSW
Bachelor of Science (Architecture), (Hons), 1978, UNSW
AIA, Reg no. 5857 NSW

Professional Associations

Panel of Examiners for Registration for Board of Architects, NSW, 2002-2008


2015-current PTW Architects, Sydney – Director
2011-2015- PTW Architects, Shanghai – Design Director
2009-2011- PTW Architects, Vietnam – Deputy General Director
2008- 2009 Daryl Jackson Alistair Swayne – Senior Associate
1993-2007  CS+A – Founding Director
1993-1994 Crones – Senior Designer
1992-1993 UrbanArc, KL – Project Architect
1990-1992 DP Architects, Singapore – Team Leader, Documentation
1988-1990 Travis Partners – Team Leader
1988  Leigh Prentice – Graduate Architect
1985-1987 Andre Porebski – Project Architect
1984  Rice Daubney – Recent Post Graduate/Junior


2010 HIA (NSW) Award for Special Purpose Housing of the Year
2010 UDIA (NSW) Award Commendation (2nd place)


Without Frontiers, Customs House August –October, 2007


Ist Place Chaffers Bay Urban Redevelopment, Wellington, NZ
1st Place- Tanh An Tower, Mixed Use Development, Hanoi, Vietnam
1st Place- Hapro Megamall- Retail Development, Hanoi, Vietnam
1st Place- Handic Apartment Towers, Hanoi, Vietnam
2nd Place- Licogi 16- Mixed Use Development, Hanoi, Vietnam (no first place awarded)
2nd Place Parliamentary Library and Precinct, Wellington, NZ
2nd Place Ross Street, Child Care Centre, Manly


EcoEdge 2 Conference–the urgent need for sustainable cities


SAFTI Military Institute Sydney Morning Herald Domain

Killcare Residence
Karmel Residence, Rozelle

Teaching Experience

University of New South Wales- 1998-2008
Guest Tutor, Graduation Studio- Design
Guest Tutor, Structures + Construction- Yr 2
Guest Tutor- Project X-
Guest Tutor- Design, 3rd Yr
KVB (Bond University), North Sydney, Australia, 199
Guest Lecturer- Furniture and Furnishings I
Guest Tutor- Final Year Interior Design
University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Guest Judge, 3rd Year, Design Studio
Sydney University, Sydney Australia
Guest Judge- Final Year Design Studio

Recent Projects

Hotels+ Resorts

  • Halong Bay Plaza Hotel – Convention Centre – refurbishment and upgrade of hotel to 5 star standard- 350 keys, new MICE facilities, Halong Bay, Vietnam
  • Samson Hotel – 4 star hotel- 97 keys, Samson, Vietnam
  • Nha Trang Hotel – 4 star hotel feasibility, Nha Trang, Vietnam (Lotus Hotel)
  • Phuc Quoc Hotel- Convention Centre, Phuc Quoc, Vietnam


  • Techcom Bank Headquarters – Mixed use development- retail podium, bank headquarters + residential towers, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • ACB Bank, Headquarters – Mixed use development- retail podium, bank headquarters + residential towers, HCMC, Vietnam
  • SHS Bank Headquarters – Mixed use development- retail podium, bank headquarters + residential, Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Nokia Operations Factory – Main production facilities and administration buildings, Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Hapro Long Bien Megamall Hypermarket, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Hapro Hypermarket Retail Development – Regional supermarket, Viet Tri, Vietnam
  • Hapro- Retail Development – Regional supermarket, Bac Giang, Vietnam
  • Vientiane Mixed Use- Retail+ Entertainment complex, Vientiane, Laos

Mixed Use Developments

  • SKL Gateway Development – Mixed Use- Retail Podium + High Rise Residential Towers- GFA- 82,000m2, HCMC, Vietnam
  • UDP- Mixed Use Development – Retail Podium and Offices, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Techcom Bank Headquarters – Mixed Use Development- Retail podium, Bank headquarters + Residential Towers, Hanoi, Vietnam

Entertainment + Recreational Facilities

  • Vientiane Casino, Retail Podium, Cinema Complex + Gaming Facilities, Vientiane, Laos

High Rise Residential

  • Nguyen Trai- Mixed Use, Luxury Apartments, 7 towers Mixed Use Development of Apartments for Sale, Serviced Apartments, Retail Podium, Office Tower + Primary School, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Viettel Apartments – 5 Residential Towers on 2 story retail podium- 35 levels total on Basement parking, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • HBI Luxury Mixed Use Development – 4 Residential Towers on Retail Podium, Luxury Villas + School, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Thanh An Tower- Mixed Use, Luxury Residential and Retail Podium, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Tay Mo Mixed Use- Luxury residential, retail and low income housing, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Handic Apartments, Hanoi, Vietnam

Hospital + Medical

  • Hoa Lac Hospital MP – Feasibility for 900 beds, aged care facilities, staff accommodation, serviced apartments, retail and offices, Hoa Lac, Hanoi, Vietnam


  • Hoa Lac Masterplan – 42 Ha Commercial + residential development, Hoa Lac, Hanoi, Vietnam
  • Dong Mo Eco City – 4 star resort + luxury residential development, Dong Mo, Hanoi, Vietnam