Born in Frontier, Saskatchewan in 1955, Colin Cathcart received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo in 1978 and was awarded the AIA Medal upon receiving his Master of Architecture from Columbia University in 1983.
Mr. Cathcart joined with Gregory Kiss in 1983 to form Kiss + Cathcart Architects based on high standards of design, economy, ecology. Colin Cathcart has many successful green projects, including: Stuyvesant Cove Environmental Learning Center (2010), Pitt Street Residence on Houston Street, New York (2008), Aljira, a Center for Contemporary Art in Newark, NJ (2002), New Museum of Contemporary Art in Soho, New York City (1997), feasibility and urban planning studies for the Regional Plan Association, Photovoltaic production facilities for Chronar Corporation in New York and Alabama, and numerous private lofts and houses in New York and Canada.
Mr. Cathcart is an associate professor at Fordham University, where he has served on the executive committee of the Urban Studies program, as Associate Director of the Environmental Studies Program, and developed cross-disciplinary Pre-Architecture program.
Gregory Kiss has been working to advance the art and technology of environmentally responsible architecture for over 20 years. After receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Yale University and a Master of Architecture from Columbia University, he became a founding partner of Kiss + Cathcart Architects in 1983.
Mr. Kiss has designed and consulted on many ground-breaking high performance building projects in the Americas, Europe and Asia. His ongoing research into the functional and aesthetic improvement of photovoltaics for buildings has led to several new products and systems. He has authored a number of technical manuals for the Department of Energy, and lectures frequently on recent advances in solar technologies and their potential for integration into architectural design.
Mr. Kiss’s recent projects include Bushwick Inlet Park, in Williamsburg,
Brooklyn, and the Bronx River Greenway River House, both for the
New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. Other projects
include solar and sustainable housing in the Netherlands, the PV
system at 4 Times Square, the Bocas del Toro Station for the Smithsonian
Tropical Research Institute in Panama, the photovoltaic glass train
shed for New York City Transit’s Stillwell Avenue Terminal in Coney
Island, and a photovoltaic manufacturing facility for Heliodomi in
In addition to his work at Kiss + Cathcart, Greg Kiss is cofounder of Native American Photovoltaics (NAPV), a non profit venture on the Navajo reservation in Arizona.
Miflin, RA, Leed AP BD+C, Certified Passive House Designer
Clare Miflin is a registered architect with over 18 years of experience
who has been a key part of Kiss + Cathcart since 2000. She has a
deep understanding of environmentally sound building practices, techniques,
codes and standards that she applies to all her projects. These include
a research station in Panama that approaches net zero in energy and
water; an arts and education center that will be energy positive
and apply for Living Building certification; a mixed use Passive
House certified project; several rooftop hydroponic greenhouses –
both commercial and on schools; and sustainable research projects
for various national agencies.
She has presented at many lectures and conferences; was an instructor
for the “Cracking the Energy Code” course at NY Center for Architecture;
is a member of Urban Green’s monthly program committee and the NY
chapter of the Living Building Collaborative.