BES, BArch, OAA, LEED AP BD+C
An ardent environmentalist, Michelle is committed to ensuring that sustainable design strategies are followed on projects, from conception to completion.
Michelle’s role is to stay current with emerging environmental trends and to ensure that sustainability is integrated into all decisions. She regularly reviews the practice’s internal and external practices to constantly improve our performance and works with our team to create sustainability targets for our clients that are rooted in their corporate sustainability goals.
Her experience includes contributing to over 30 LEED certified projects completed by BDP Quadrangle. Her environmental leadership also extends into existing buildings, specializing in complex renovation projects such as 130 Bloor Street West in Toronto, which added a seven-storey condominium on top of an existing building while preserving its modernist heritage and keeping all offices and retail spaces fully operational. Michelle is connected to a diverse network of green building professionals through her work on the Board of Directors of the Toronto Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council as well as City of Toronto consultation on public sustainability standards such as the Bird-Friendly Development Guidelines, The Green Roof By-law and setting energy targets for the Toronto Green Standard.