"As architects, we must help identify what the client’s needs are, exceed their expectations in regards to quality and schedule, and advocate for them throughout the process."

Catherine Pafford


Director of Architecture - Retail/Convenience

Catherine has always found inspiration in art and design. Although dance was her first passion, designing spaces was a close second. She began her studies in interior design, but transitioned to architecture in order to have a greater impact on the way people move through space and experience the built environment. With 20 years of architectural design experience, Cat leads by listening to team members and ensuring that they have the tools necessary to provide excellent service to clients. She has contributed to Core States’ success on our fastest growing programs.


Georgia Institute of Technology | Master's of Architecture

University of Florida | Master's of Business Administration

University of Kansas | Bachelor of Architecture


American Institute of Architects (AIA)

Registered Architect (RA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)