Team

Go-to morning drink

Coffee with cream

Something you might not know about me

I developed an allergy to pineapple 10 years ago. It used to be one of my favourite fruits.

I always look forward to

A new issue of Pamphlet Architecture. Each edition contains an alternative point of view by different architects.

Jo Smith

 

I grew up

In Guernsey, the second largest of the Channel Islands. It’s off the coast of Normandy.

Education

Master of Architecture, 2014 / Ryerson University, Toronto

Bachelor of Architectural Studies, 2010 / University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

Notable accomplishments/awards

RAIC Student Gold Medal, Ryerson University

RAIC Student Honour Roll, Ryerson University

Grade 5 level in drums and percussion by age 13

Why Measured?

Measured’s focus is the process, rather than the outcome, which means each of our projects is visually different but holds the same rigour and attention to detail. I also really enjoy the close-knit, team environment in the office, and the opportunity to work with specialist millworkers, metalworkers and local artisans.

Favourite space

The cobbled high street in St Peter Port, Guernsey. It’s pedestrianized, has a town church that is nearly a thousand years old, and still retains a medieval layout. It’s the social and cultural centre of the island. To this day, I can’t walk down this street without encountering a familiar face.

Architect I admire most 

Diller Scofidio + Renfrew. Liz Diller, in particular, talks about how she imagines architecture as an event and experience. There’s always a narrative.

Materials that excite me

Wood, brick, clay, paper, bubblewrap

When I’m not working you can find me

Playing floor hockey with friends, travelling to new places or attempting to learn a new craft — like ceramics and knitting. I also mentor students at UBC and Ryerson University.

Favourite object

My backpack. It stores everything.

Ball point or felt tip?

Ball point rollerball pen

 

Go-to morning drink

Coffee with cream

Something you might not know about me

I developed an allergy to pineapple 10 years ago. It used to be one of my favourite fruits.

I always look forward to

A new issue of Pamphlet Architecture. Each edition contains an alternative point of view by different architects.