I grew up
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, 2018 / McGill University
Master of Architecture, 2020 / McGill University
Graduate Excellence Fellowship / Winter 2020
Clients Favourite for Vale de Moses Sleeping Pods on a Cliff Competition / 2021
I appreciate that they don’t have a defined architectural style that brands them. They’re able to approach each project with a fresh mind and address problems that are unique to each site and client. I also really like that they are open minded about the types of projects that they do.
Earliest architectural memory
In kindergarten, we were colouring pictures of houses and I put hatches on the glass because I saw it in a book or something. When I went to hand it in, my teacher told me it was incomplete and I needed to finish colouring in the window. I refused and told her it was light reflecting. Guess who’s still putting hatches on windows?
Architect I admire most
Peter Zumthor: he pays homage to the vernacular without directly copying it. It results in poetic projects that belong to the context, but you know it’s a modern building.
Preferred era in architecture
It’s not an era, but anything vernacular – it’s amazing how cultural landscape shapes something that seems so rigid.
Materials that excite me
Anything natural: wood, adobe, etc.
I chose Vancouver because
I missed being able to see the ocean and the mountains at the same time.
I’m inspired by
Ball point or felt tip?
Ball point for writing; felt tip for drawing.
Go-to unit of measurement
I’m surprisingly good at
Crocheting and keeping plants alive.