Pauline Thimm | Vancouver


Pauline joined us in 2015 and continues to build on the wide-ranging portfolio of campus and cultural projects developed over her 16-year career practicing (and teaching) architecture.

A registered architect and LEED® Accredited Professional, Pauline is deeply committed to understanding and informing the leading edge of learning environment design.

Through her involvement in our Post-Secondary Education working group, her long-standing membership with SCUP (Society for College and University Planning), and her continual engagement teaching at architectural design studios, Pauline has a keen awareness of student, instructor and institutional perspectives. She brings this understanding to the design of inspired spaces for living, teaching, and learning.

Clients can expect a depth of expertise that is continually honed, as Pauline works with and learns from diverse stakeholder groups at post-secondary institutions and the communities they serve. Pauline is articulate, passionate, and focused on ensuring that an inspired and attainable vision unique to each client is crafted and delivered.

An experienced architectural designer and project manager, Pauline has led and been involved in post-secondary projects of various scales across North America, from programming and planning, renovation and rehabilitation, to new construction. She has worked with institutions such as Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the Radcliffe Institute at Harvard University, Dartmouth College, MIT, and Stanford.

In addition to her portfolio of cultural work, most recently including a design competition proposal for the Winnipeg Market Lands, Pauline is a lifelong participant and supporter of the arts. She studied studio arts at Emily Carr University, the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design, and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Pauline develops and teaches architecture and design classes for children, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra.