Alison joined us as a principal in 2013, following a 14-year tenure as a design director with another firm. She is one of our national interior design leaders, and focuses on hospitality, retail, and corporate workplace projects. Alison approaches each design challenge with unmatched rigor, an eye for detail, and bold pragmatism.  

Alison’s award-winning work illustrates her belief that all great projects start with an understanding of the urban, building, and cultural context of the brand and well as the market, business aspirations, and client’s needs. Alison moves seamlessly between all building scales and disciplines. This approach greatly influences her design solutions, from master planning and programming to the refined detail of a custom chair. A truly passionate designer, Alison has an innate ability to turn abstract ideas into inspiring built environments.  

Over her 20-plus-year career, Alison has developed an impressive body of work defining global brands. Some of her most notable projects include the Four Seasons Toronto d|bar, the Four Seasons Toronto Spa, the Four Seasons Resort Whistler, and the JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District. Alison is always hands-on and works closely with her clients to design beautiful spaces that exceed their expectations.

Education

  • Master of Architecture Dalhousie University
  • Bachlor of Environmental Design Studies Technical University of Novia Scotia