Speakers Bureau

Speakers Bureau

Catherine Purple Cherry, AIA, LEED AP Principal
Purple Cherry Architects
Speaker, Entrepreneur, Consultant, Author

Powerful, passionate and creative, Cathy is highly sought-after talented writer and dynamic speaker who thrives on engaging her audiences through humor and real-life stories. She brings to her presentations signature style and point of view like no other.

While Cathy revels in the intricate design opportunities presented by high-end residential architecture, she is equally passionate about her philanthropic efforts and her work serving the special needs community. For nearly 30 years, Cathy has engaged countless audiences and readerships across the country, through her words, wisdom and life experiences and is available as a contributing writer as well as guest speaker for corporate events, association meetings, and employee retreats as well as business conferences and seminars.

Key Topics and Areas of Expertise


Critical Area Strategies
Build vs. Massive Renovation
Maintaining Historical Integrity through
Building Information Modeling (BIM)
Interior Design Trends
Millwork Design
Sustainable Design
Building Codes & Design
Structural Assessment of a Home
Pre-purchase Feasibility Strategies
Cost of Construction


Lessons from Leading Women
How to Grow Your Business
Women Who Launch: Entrepreneurialism
with a Feminine Slant

Special Needs

Special Needs Funding & Services
Navigating the System
The Cost of Independence
Respite: A Period of Rest or Relief
Autism: A Conversation of Hope
Traveling, Trips & Dining Out
Strategies for Home and School Environments
Key Issues for Special Needs Design
Self-Assessing your Special Education School
Facilities for Optimum Teaching
The Welcoming Classroom
Simple Design Strategies for Peaceful Living
with your ASD Child
The Ideal Group Home
Where do you start? Building a New Residential Program
Spectrum of Possibilities – Decreasing Boundaries, Increasing Options
Designing Educational Environments

To request Cathy for speaking engagements & writing opportunities, please contact:


Lauren Neuvel
[email protected]