“Sustainability was a lens over everything we learned at architecture school. Getting to apply it now in my work is so interesting. Solares buildings have a certain minimum standard of being airtight and well insulated but are also aesthetically beautiful.”
Brigitte has long been interested in green residential architecture. During her undergraduate architectural studies at Carleton University, Brigitte worked first as a research assistant, then as lead designer on The Northern Nomad: a student-driven research project that involved the creation of a beautifully designed net-zero-energy tiny house. She continued that line of research in her Master’s degree, focusing on the design and energy efficiency of two Toronto laneway homes. By the time she graduated, Brigitte had created a clear workflow methodology for the design of efficient and thoughtful homes.
As an intern architect with Solares, Brigitte brings enthusiasm to every project and an appreciation for the personal nature of the work. “I like how specialized it is,” she says. “Our clients will be interacting with the building every day.”