“Growing up I saw firsthand how architecture and construction can have a profound and positive impact on people’s lives. I wanted to be part of this industry to help people the way my father has.”
Chie was born and raised near Tokyo, Japan. With an ambition to work globally, learning English became an important part of her early life, and two school trips to England helped solidify that. Helping people has always been core to her career goals, and she initially chose massage therapy out of school. Six years later she pivoted to architecture.
Architecture was the clear choice for her second career. Her father is an interior decorator, and design was always close to her heart. She had previously worked and travelled in Canada and chose to return to Toronto to study Architectural Technology at George Brown, graduating in 2020.
Before joining Solares, Chie worked at a Toronto design studio, and a structural engineering firm. Her role at Solares involves drawing, detailing, and coordinating consultants for a variety of high-performance home projects.