Catherine Pease graduated in architecture at Cambridge University and the Architectural Association in London. She practiced at Dive Architects in London where she worked on wide range of residential, commercial and community projects. She was then employed at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill in New York where she was on the design team for the new Mumbai International Airport. She also worked on several competitions for Lindy Roy in New York. She has acted as critic at Cambridge and Columbia Universities and the Architectural Association and has taught design studio at Cardiff University.