About CBA Ltd

CBA Ltd is a London based architect’s studio specialising in residential new build and refurbishment works. Formed in 2013, our projects involve a continuous dialogue with our clients to establish their needs and create bespoke design solutions. 

The studio is able to assist on all stages of design including:

  • Establishing project ambitions, ideas and scope of works.

  • Respond to cost and programme issues.

  • Submission of planning applications and building control submissions including listed building consents and conservation area approvals.

  • Tender and contract information including technical drawings necessary to price and construct.

  • Project management, both procurement and on site works.


Catriona Burns, RIBA, ARB, M'Arch dip (Mac)

Catriona graduated from the Mackintosh School of Architecture in 1997 with a first class honours degree, winning the Royal Institute of Architects of Scotland (RIAS) Silver Medal in her final year. She obtained a Masters in Architecture in 2000 and gained registration as an architect the same year at University College Dublin.

Catriona worked in Dublin for de Blacam and Meagher Architects on restoration and new build projects including the award winning Student Centre in Cork. On moving to London, she worked with Studio 54 Architects on both educational and large scale housing projects as well as a series of one-off, single house refurbishment works prior to setting up her own studio. She continues to work collaboratively with her old office on various ongoing projects.

Alongside practice,  Catriona was a design lecturer at London South Bank University where she co-ran Studio 1 for a number of years. She is a visiting critic at a number of universities including the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Kingston University.

Catriona is a Royal Institute of British Architects Chartered Member.

The practice’s approach to architecture is best summed up by the British architect Peter Aldington

"To make a building well assumes an understanding of people, to build otherwise is degrading. Materials and people - understand them - then build"