• Award-winning junior architect – with a passion for urban infill, historic preservation, and adaptive reuse.
• Enthusiastic team member – with an eager willingness to contribute skills and learn at each stage of a architecture or restoration project.
• Excellent communicator – able to effectively articulate recommendations, draft technical details clearly, and collaborate with clients and sub-consultants.
McGinn Engineering & Preservation, Vancouver, BC, CA, Intern Architect
Key Projects: British Columbia Housing SRO Conservation; Womens' Second Stage Housing
Integral role in destructive investigation and documentation of 13 heritage hotels including the development of existing construction details, full drawing sets and the writing of statments of significance; Thrived in the field conducting a multi-day site visit employing a high lift re: deterioration of the cast stone of a large historical building; Led the conceptual design of a multi-family residential building to suit the unique needs of women in transition.
Tekton Arkitekten, Amsterdam, NL, Student Intern
Key Project: Seniors’ Housing, City of Heiloo
Partnered with technical design team to draft construction details for a multi-unit residential building; Developed schematic structural drawings employing laminated bamboo members for a horticultural pavilion in Xi’an, China.
FSC Architects & Engineers, Yellowknife, NT, CA, Student Intern
Key Project: Health Center Prototypes, Northwest Territories
Assessed functional layouts provided by a leading healthcare planning firm, collaborated on the schematic design and led the drafting involved in the development of to three scales of prototypical health centers; Led schematic design and writing of an RFP re: the contracting of a community hall expansion and vital service upgrades.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Woodshop Assistantship
Assisted students with woodworking techniques and design ideas/specifications; gained supervisory experience by assisting faculty with classroom oversight, and mentoring.
Robert Lemon Architect Inc., Vancouver, BC, CA, Student Intern
Key Project: Shaugnessey Heritage Residence Renovations
Conducted all site measuring and drafted construction drawings suitable for building permit submission.
Vancouver Heritage Foundation, Vancouver, BC, CA, Student Intern
Key Project: Carrall Street Greenway & Chinatown Historic Map Guides
Led the development and production of historical map guides used for popular urban walking tours including archival research, design, photography and printing; Leveraged creativity to help build awareness and appreciation for the city’s diverse architectural heritage
City of Fernie, Fernie, BC, CA, Student Intern
Key Project: Secondary Suites Bylaw
Worked with the Director of Planning to research and develop a policy to promote the urban densification with secondary suites; assisted city staff in the processing of development and building permits.
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, MArch, Master of Architecture
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, BArch, Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies
Dalhousie University, Halifax, NS, CA, Bachelors, Bachelor of Community Design
Queensland University Of Technology, Brisbane, AU, Interior Design
One semester of full-time interior design courses.
Graduate Studies Scholarship, Dalhousie University, Scholarship
Awarded for top performance in the undergraduate architecture program.
The RCA / Ernest Annau Scholarship for Architecture was established to recognize an outstanding Canadian student in a professional degree programme in architecture studying in a Canadian university. The purpose of the scholarship is to pursue formal studies abroad. The fund was set up in commemoration of Ernest Annau’s (RCA) contribution to the arts in Canada and his invaluable leadership as President of the Academy from 1994 until his death in August of 2000.
The RCA Scholarship Committee invites, annually, the Dean or Director of each Canadian university programme in architecture, on behalf of his/her institution, to nominate one student for the RCA / Ernest Annau Scholarship for Architecture to be used for formal study abroad. Each institution determines its own selection process providing the competition criteria are satisfied.