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 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 Greece..
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 specializes in seamlessly integrating green considerations
and alternative energy technologies into new and existing construction.
At Kiss + Cathcart she was project manager for the Smithsonian Tropical
Research Institute's Research Station in Panama, a building which
approached net zero imapct in terms of generating its own
power, collecting its own water and treating its own waste. She has
a special interest in integrating vegetation into sustainable building
design and is currently working on the Stuyvesant Cove Environment
Center, which uses deciduous vines to seasonally shade the long east
and west facades of the building.
Clare has extensive knowledge of photovoltaics, having worked on many of Kiss + Cathcart's building integrated photovoltaic projects and having completed photovoltaic feasibility studies for the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. She has extensive experience in commercial and residential construction, both in New York and internationally, and has successfully managed many of Kiss + Cathcart's most demanding projects.
Jeff Miles is a registered architect with over twenty-two years of experience in the profession. He has worked at prominent firms such as Polshek Partnership, Rafeal Vinoly Architects, and Gruzen Samton Architects on diverse, large scale, international, institutional projects that include award-winning university art and science facilities, city schools, offices, residential apartment buildings, and even a football stadium.
Since graduating from the Yale School of Architecture in 1986, Jeff has been
researching, designing, writing on and lecturing about green design, particularly
for urban areas. In his book Green Architecture, James Wines described Jeff
in as “an ecological advocate and Leonardoesque green theoretician who has
proposed using design and engineering to attack the problems of pollution”
and sustainability. Some of his proposals include the Ozone Maker, Biotecture,
Hydroelectric Architecture and even genetic engineering to create living building
and and cities that contribute to sustainable feedback cycles in the biosphere.
He has won several competitions and his work has been exhibited internationally.