Tai Ziola Architect, AAA, AIBC, MRAIC, LEED® AP | Edmonton

As a strong advocate for the roll of architecture and urban design in improving the livability of our cities, Tai’s passion lies at the intersection of architecture, urbanism, and sustainability. Her diverse skill set and expertise in working with stakeholder groups suit her well in her frequent role as project leader and facilitator. She has 15 years of direct experience with seeing a wide range of residential, institutional and commercial project types through to completion, resolving any challenges which may emerge along the way.

Her expertise in city-building regulatory framework has left her to be invited to consult on zoning regulation changes by the City of Edmonton and to serve on the Infill Action Collaborative (which advised on the Edmonton Infill Roadmap) and the Growth Market Intelligence Committee. Tai’s collaborative approach to community consultation has lef to the success of her infill projects and earned the respect of developers, municipal authorities, and community advocates alike.

Tai is committed to furthering the life of her community and has served on boards for the Friends of the University of Alberta Museums, Sustainable Food Edmonton, the Seminar on the United Nations and International Affairs, and the Infill Development in Edmonton Association (as a founding member and the current board chair). She has actively engaged in committee work with the Alberta Association of Architects, the Edmonton Urban Design Awards, and the recent City of Edmonton Infill Design Competition, and has been an invited speaker at the City of Edmonton’s Building Edmonton Together conference and in the University of Alberta Department of Art and Design. She was recognized by Avenue Magazine as one of Edmonton’s Top 40 Under 40 in 2012.

Most recently, she has launched Sunday Modernism, an avocational project studying the history of Edmonton’s mid-century modern churches and their relationship to urban planning and community building in the post-war period.