I’m drawn to design because:
I love a puzzle.
My design philosophy:
Empathy and focus
I’m most excited in architecture today about:
Artist I would like to collaborate with on a design project:
Future Ecologies; Modern Love; Heavyweight.
If I wasn’t an [architect, architectural technologist, communicator, administrator], I would be…
A marine biologist
Last book I read:
Atom Weight by Emi Sasagawa. My friend’s first published book!
I can’t live without:
My tail-less cat, my bike, my sisters
I’m surprisingly good at:
Go-to morning drink:
Flat white made on my manual lever press!
I grew up:
In Trail, BC (West Kootenays)
BA, University of Alberta; M.ARCH, UBC
Award for Planning Excellence, Planning for Reconciliation, CIP (Heather Lands) 2021
Award for Excellence in Planning Practice, Gold, City & Urban Areas, PIBC (Heather Lands) 2021
1st Place, Fast+Epp Architectural Engineering Design Competition, 2016
I chose JDa because:
As architects and designers, we have a crucial role in building inclusive and resilient communities. I chose JDa because their work with civic services, education and healthcare is centered on that premise.
I bring to JDa:
A curiosity for how our city can evolve to meet future needs while respecting its cultural context.
Path to architecture:
I did my undergrad in industrial design. Understanding the finer-grain design process and hands-on prototyping for furniture and products gave me an appreciation for the tactility of architecture. It inspired me to look for how I could make an impact on a bigger scale.
Earliest architectural memory:
Sliding down the carpeted stairs of my family home.