Allison is an OAA Intern Architect with a Masters of Architecture from the University of Toronto and an undergraduate degree in history. She came to architecture through previous work in organizations focused on community development, food security and urban agriculture. She has worked at several firms in Toronto on a range of projects including mixed-use residential, commercial, and post-secondary institutional and also has experience in carpentry and fabrication of custom millwork and furniture, including digital fabrication using cnc technology. She has a strong interest in sustainable building practices and community-driven projects that help improve the urban environment. For her master’s thesis research, Allison examined the Port Lands site and created a strategy for re-development exploring themes of materiality and the site’s role in the history of Toronto waterfront development.