Title: Director of Public Infrastructure and Strategic Development
Organization: Destination Medical Center (DMC EDA)
Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.
Catherine Malmberg has worked as a real estate developer on mixed-use, transit-oriented, urban infill developments with a focus on a triple bottom line investment approach that incorporates environmental, social and economic goals. Design excellence, resiliency planning and innovation are common threads in her past projects in New York, Boston-Cambridge, DC, Houston and Seattle metro areas.
Currently she is based in Minneapolis, MN where she runs her own practice (Malmberg Projects) as well as serving as the Director of Public Infrastructure and Strategic Development for the Destination Medical Center (DMC EDA) in Rochester, MN. Destination Medical Center is a public-private partnership designed to leverage the growth of Mayo Clinic and other businesses and institutions within Rochester to create economic opportunity for the local community, region, and state.
She is also an affiliate practitioner at the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Design Center, where her teaching and research interests include citizen participation in the built environment, project prototyping as a market catalyst and the intersection of urbanism, behavioral economics and health. She holds an AB in History & Literature from Harvard and a M.Arch from Princeton University.