I am a Calgary based Registered Architect with over 20 years of experience in residential, health care, commercial and recreational building projects.
I attended the Technical University of Nova Scotia (now part of Dalhousie University) where I received a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree (B.E.D.S.) in 1990 and a Master of Architecture degree (M. Arch.) in 1992.
Upon graduation from University I worked in various architectural offices over a 5 year period as an Intern Architect. During this period I gained experience in design, building technology and construction on a wide range of building types and I also wrote the NCARB exams. I became a Registered Architect in February 1998 through the Alberta Association of Architects.
In 2001 I developed a passion for designing environmentally sensitive buildings and became a LEED™ Accredited Professional in 2003. During that time, Group2, an architecture firm based out of Red Deer, tasked me to lead a new satellite office in Calgary. In 2006 I was a speaker at an international conference “Green Roofs for Healthy Cities” where I presented case studies of two buildings that I designed in southern Alberta.
In 2006 I started my own part time practice to better manage my work while raising my small children. I have since transitioned to manage a full time architectural practice. In recent years I have undertaken several residential projects. I have also worked as a Prime Consultant and Project Management Consultant for some recreational and institutional projects.
Working from my own practice gives me the freedom to accept a mix of project sizes and types. It also allows me to follow each project through all phases of design and construction. I believe that this personalized service supports my clients in achieving their goals.
I currently reside in Calgary with my husband and two sons. I volunteer as the Development Committee Chairman for Triwood Community Association and enjoy coaching my son’s soccer team.