Mackenzie Nixon

Mackenzie Nixon

Calgary, AB, CA




Dream West Homes, Okotoks, AB, CA, Designer

Primarily involved with the design of new floor plans and all custom built-ins, as well as the redesign of existing homes for renovation. Also involved with 3D modelling and rendering of home exteriors, kitchens, wall units and 3D floor plans for web and customer use.

Apr 2013 - current

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA, Graduate Teaching Assistant

Leading class tutorials in Rhino, Auto CAD, and the Adobe Creative Suite.
Marking Assignments, addressing student concerns, providing one on one help,
the management of a student website, and general organization.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA, Gallery Assistant

Set up and take down of exhibits in the Kasian Gallery in the Faculty of Environmental
Design. Organization of gallery storage rooms. Creation of brochure for the years
gallery shows.

Apr 2012 - Jun 2012


University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2011 - Jun 2014

University of Calgary, Calgary, AB, CA, Bachelors, Urban Studies

Sep 2007 - Apr 2011


Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Student Honour Roll, Award

"The Architecture Canada Honour Roll recognizes those students of an accredited professional degree program of Architecture in Canada who have achieved high academic standing in the top 10% of their graduating class.

For each School of Architecture, a maximum of four students from the top 10 per cent of the graduating class, shall receive honour roll certificates from Architecture Canada."


Murray W. Waterman Study Abroad Award, Award


American Institute of Architecture School Medal & Certificate of Merit, Award

"Each year, The American Institute of Architects awards an engraved medal and certificate of merit to the top-ranking graduating student in each architecture program accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (or CACB for Canadian schools). A certificate of merit is awarded to the second-ranking graduating student. These awards are provided as part of the AIA Scholarship Program."


Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship, Award


Murray W. Waterman Senior Architectural Award, Award


Murray W. Waterman Architectural Award, Award


Shirley Bird Memorial Award, Award


Areas of Specialization