Catherine is a native Houstonian and a graduate of the University of Texas - Austin, with a degree in interior design. After working with decorative clients for years, she ultimately cultivated an interest in construction. She has an innate ability to manage the larger aspects of a project while also keeping an unwavering eye on the details.

Catherine has remodeled many older houses - both for clients and her personal homes - and is an excellent resource when issues inevitably arise on job sites. She has a deep respect for architectural history and has a knack for negotiating a harmonious balance between old and new. Her firm Viviano Design and Construction assisted happy clients over the last ten years in River Oaks, Southampton, West University and Memorial.

With the recent completion of her own new residence in Upper Kirby, designed by her son Michael Viviano, Catherine has successfully applied her efforts to new construction. She maintains a rigorous schedule and an immaculate job site. Her relationships with respected subcontractors, vendors, installers and finishers are an immense asset to our clients.




Michael has a Master of Architecture from the University of Houston, where he was a Teaching Assistant in Architectural History survey courses, as well as in the History of Modern Architecture. He is also a graduate of Washington and Lee University with a Bachelor of Arts in Art History and Spanish. At W&L, he was awarded the Doyon Prize for Art Historical Writing.

The new residence for his parents marks Michael's first major design project on his own. Michael has gained valuable experience through his work with highly regarded Houston firms Robertson Design and Logan and Johnson Architecture. Prior to and throughout graduate school, Michael also assisted his mother Catherine in her Viviano Design and Construction projects.

Michael has a sharp eye and a thoughtful process. His design training has bent toward the contemporary, but he is never unmindful of history and remains dedicated to the pursuit of timeless solutions. Michael is a lifelong fan of design, and his exposure to art and interior decor bolsters his ability to create elegant backdrops for our clients' lifestyles.


Photo by Adam Cook

Photo by Adam Cook