With a Bachelors of Architectural Science from Ryerson University Brynn has worked in the field of architecture for five years before making the decision to undertake a Masters degree in the field of Planning. Her architectural work includes transit stations for the Toronto Transit Corporation, and for the Mississauga BRT system with Steven’s Group Architects (now IBI Group), and schools, hospitals and long-term care centres with WHW Architects (now WSP group. In addition to architectural design and construction detailing Brynn managed and coordinated LEED documentation for multiple projects. Brynn’s interest in the environment led to her career change because of her desire to achieve greater impact on natural systems and human health through the broader built environment.
She is currently completing her Master of Planning at Dalhousie University with a focus on community engagement, public health and food security. A coop term at the City of Hamilton brought the opportunity to engage with the spectrum of city departments and farmers’ market managers to draft a city policy and guidelines for privately run farmers’ markets throughout the municipality. She is currently attending school on a part time basis while working part time at Ekistics Planning and Design. By simultaneously gaining both academic and practical knowledge Brynn will maintain a strong capacity for continuous learning and the ability to translate that knowledge in her practical work.
Brynn maintains her green-building credentials through continuous education opportunities and by giving volunteer presentations for the Living Building Challenge.