Update: New Staff

Catherine Gavin, Editor, Texas Architect

The Texas Society of Architects has welcomed Catherine Gavin to Austin as editor of its magazine, Texas Architect, effective with the January/February issue. She follows the four-issue
guest editorship of Larry Paul Fuller, which commenced with the departure of previous editor
Stephen Sharpe at the end of February.


Gavin had been a historic preservation consultant in New York City since 2004. Her projects
included work on the New York Public Library, Carnegie Hall, and the United Nations
Headquarters, as well as the rehabilitation and restoration of numerous residential and
commercial developments in historic districts throughout the city.


An Austin native, she graduated from the University of Texas and was an editor at Holt,
Rinehart, and Winston for five years prior to pursing a graduate degree in preservation at
Columbia University. Much of her work focuses on the preservation of mid-twentieth century
architecture. Her research on the sociopolitical importance of the national Cuban ice cream
chain was featured in the 2006 Havana Biennial. She contributed to the discussion of
preservation theory and history in the The Preservation of Modern Architecture, and her piece
entitled “The Neutra House Returns to Life” appeared in the 2009 Winter issue of Cite.


Gavin says she is excited about the opportunity to return to Austin and become an advocate for the architecture and design community in Texas. “As editor of the magazine, I hope to further develop a dialogue about issues facing the field,” she says, “including topics such as development pressures, sustainability policies, and conservation practices.” Gavin says she is eager to hear from architects across the state about subjects that are relevant to their practices.

Margaret Cathey, Controller

Margaret Cathey joined Texas Architects in September 2012.  She has worked in the non-profit arena for over 30 years, most recently with a municipal utility district.  "I enjoy Toastmasters, finding out-of-the-way wineries to tour, volunteering for church activities, and running," says Cathey.

Elizabeth Hackler, Membership and Event Marketing Assistant

Elizabeth Hackler graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a bachelor's degree in Journalism in 2010. In January 2010, she started her time with the Texas Society of Architects as a design intern for Texas Architect magazine. In July 2011, she focused on a project to digitally archive 10 years of Texas Architect for online use. In January 2012, Elizabeth joined the Texas Society of Architects as Membership and Event Marketing Assistant. In this role, she works in a variety of areas that include membership, convention, and communications.