Paula loves the challenge of solving the seemingly impossible. She loves designing challenging buildings—the bigger the better. Leaning more towards taking on complex projects in the industrial, health, and educational spheres, Paula learns something new from each project she takes on and regards herself as a lifelong learner of architecture.
Reflecting on the impact of architecture, Paula feels it has a very social agenda. It creates the fabric of our communities, represents our culture, and improves our lives. As an architect, she puts the end-users foremost in her mind while translating client visions into realized dreams.
Since joining Stantec in 2016, Paula has had the opportunity to work on some exceptional projects, including designing the new College of the North Atlantic, Heavy Equipment Centre of Excellence, two Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC) Search and Rescue Stations, and a significant redevelopment of the Medical Inpatients Unit of the James Paton Memorial Regional Health Centre.
At the end of the day, architecture has never felt like work to Paula, it’s just something she loves to do.