Jill earned a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University in 1996 and began her career working on public buildings in Paris. She then gained experience on commercial, care occupancy and mass transportation projects in Toronto and Ottawa before attaining her license with the Ontario Association of Architects in 2004 and joining McRobie Architects + Interior Designers Inc. in 2005. Jill is a LEED Accredited Professional and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
Jill is enthused by architectural opportunities to fill in our urban fabric, revitalize old buildings, improve the ways we travel and reach new sustainability goals. Her favorite McRobie Architects + Interior Designers Inc. project presented plenty of these opportunities:
Working on the initial study for Ottawa’s new light rail system was fascinating. I enjoyed looking at our city on a large scale, examining how our public spaces function and considering the technical challenges posed by 13 km of rail in established urban areas with a tunnel carved through the bedrock under downtown’s existing buildings.