I graduated from a three year degree program with a Master of Architecture from the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary. Since graduating I have experienced the professional environment in Canada for almost a year and have worked as an Intern Architect registered in Alberta, Canada. I am eager to learn more about the practice of architecture from a global vantage, and as such have moved to London with the goal of continuing my education via work experience and mentorship from a globally recognized firm. I am looking to transfer the skills I have built throughout my eight years of post-secondary education, alongside my working experience in Canada and abroad as a Part II equivalent Architectural Assistant.
In my past professional experience I contributed to various projects in tandem and was regularly asked to jump onto projects of different scale with various office teams. My previous position at DIALOG was brief but fruitful as both the proposals I contributed to were ultimately successful; the firm is now redesigning a library for the University of Calgary, in addition to winning the opportunity to create a world class museum in Calgary’s downtown core. I was deeply involved in both projects during design development, physical model making, bylaw and environmental analysis, writing, and editing. With each task I balanced time management, communication, and quality of work above and beyond what was asked of me, resulting in successful teamwork and project applications.
I am originally from Vancouver Island, British Columbia and moved to Calgary to pursue a Masters of Architecture. My experience at university was fulfilling and challenging, solidifying my passion for architecture and design. I had a graduating GPA of 3.9 and am currently nominated for Canadian Architect Magazine's Student Award of Excellence 2016 for my final project REVELO. In addition, I received the ARCC King's Medal, the Norman Flemming Award, Brian Sinclair Scholarship, the Alberta Graduate Student Scholarship, the Murray W Waterman Academic Award, the Shirley Bird Memorial Award, the Masonry Contractors Association of Alberta Award as well as qualified for Dean's List each semester. I had the privilege of working with Professor Joshua Taron as a summer research student, delving into parametric design, digital modeling techniques and fabrication methods.
I previously studied English Literature and Political Science at Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. My education in literature facilitated the development of exceptional writing, editing and communication skills. I received Dean's List each semester as well as contributed to the academic community through volunteering positions like Orientation Executive Committee and Dance Club Coordinator.
I look forward to developing my architectural education by gaining work experience in London.