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The Featured Employee: Summer Student Edition | Isabella

Feature Staff-Isabella

Isabella has interned at MBTW | WAI since the beginning of May. During her time here, she has been a big help to the WAI and Greenfield teams. Look out for this ambitious young professional as she will be designing the next generation of Toronto’s great developments!

1. Where and what do you study?

I study at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture.

2. What are your hobbies/interests outside of architecture?

I love to draw and paint, but a lot of my paintings are of buildings.

3. What’s your favourite part of working at MBTW | WAI ?

I love seeing how the industry actually functions. I am very fortunate to get this opportunity to learn from the staff at MBTW | WAI. Everyone here brings a different style, work ethic, background or passion that I am very inspired by. Since starting here at the beginning of May, I’ve developed an appreciation for the suburbs I’ve grown up in and the careful design process that goes into planning these communities. It has definitely opened my eyes to the world around me.

4. What are you most excited about in the field of architecture?

I’m the most excited to see how people will interact within the spaces I will create. My favourite part about design is the impact your creation may have on another person, and how it can influence behaviour. I hope I can make buildings that can promote positive interactions, where people can make memories, share ideas and collaborate as a community.

5. Who’s your favourite architect?

My favourite architect is Antoni Gaudi. The designs of churches have always fascinated me, and Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is probably my favourite buildings in the world. I visited Barcelona in 2015 and fell in love the colours and forms in Gaudi’s work.

6. Where do you see yourself in 10 years?

In ten years, I hope to have travelled to all (or most) of the continents in the world. I also I hope to be graduated with a Masters in architecture and well on my way to becoming a licensed architect.