Jennifer joined our Vancouver studio in 2011. She works with communities of all shapes and sizes on plans for main streets, transit streets, waterfronts, neighbourhoods, and entire cities and regions. The common thread tying her projects together is inclusive public engagement and evidence-based design strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Jennifer’s projects are diverse and have taken her from small town main streets in Western Canada to the National Capital Region in Ottawa-Gatineau. She feels privileged to be invited to work with people in shaping the future of their towns and cities. In this process, she learns how to continually question her preconceived notions about what a good plan and good planning processes really are.

Jennifer is passionate about the intersection of feminism and city building, and frequently presents on this topic. She recently served on the Canadian Institute of Planners’ Social Equity Committee, which was tasked with writing a gender equity policy. Jennifer has co-chaired and serves on the steering committee for the Province of BC’s Healthy Built Environment Alliance. This Alliance brings together professionals in the health and planning fields to research and educate on the links between wellbeing and urban environments.

Her projects have been honoured with planning excellence awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners, the Planning Institute of BC, the Union of BC Municipalities, and the Canadian Brownfield Network.

Education

  • International Association of Public Participation Certificate
  • Master of Science Candidate, Planning University of British Columbia
  • Land Economics Module, Urban Design Certificate Simon Fraser University
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) University of Regina