Crystal R. Waddell has a Masters in Architecture acquired from University of Toronto. She has practiced Architecture and Urban Design in various countries including Canada, South Africa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Jordan, and Israel/Palestine.
In Johannesburg, South Africa, where she worked for over 5 years, she was an Associate and Project Architect in her firm, Local Studio. She managed both Architecture and Urban Design projects through concept design, on site throughout construction, and finalizing close out of the projects. She also has worked as a design architect for Peter Rich Architects in Johannesburg, the International Peace and Cooperation Centre in Israel / Palestine, the Royal Society of Conservation of Nature in Jordan, and with WeatherstonBruer Associates in Toronto. She was previously a founding Director of Reach Architecture Studio in the Democratic Republic of Congo and a Technician for B+H Architects.