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Erin Chartrand Associate, Architect Architect, AAA | MRAIC | MArch Calgary

As an architect in our Calgary studio, Erin contributes her design clarity and creativity to institutional, public, and private development projects. She leverages her previous experience as an industrial and graphic designer, applying micro design and fabrication to the broader scale of architecture. Erin’s training in these fields contributes to her meticulousness, conceptual thinking, and elegant, functional solutions that training gave her. She has honed her solid knowledge base in the requirements of 21st-century learning centres through numerous new and revitalization projects for post-secondary and municipal library clients. Her work in the commercial sector focuses on design’s role in repositioning property assets, strengthening operational proformas, and enhancing urban environments. Erin’s enthusiasm for design and coordination enables her to work effectively with client groups and multi-disciplinary teams.

What’s your favourite DIALOG initiative?
Sweating the details has always been one of my favourite initiatives. It’s a fantastic platform for Dialogers to share their knowledge and skill sets. The sessions are both presentation and discussion style, welcoming all to participate. The information sharing sessions are great way to keep informed and learn from peers.

Where do you find inspiration?
Fashion, nature, music, people…depending on how you look at and interact with what is around you, anything can become inspirational.

What’s in your office snack drawer?
White chocolate, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate…you can never have enough chocolate!

Where’s your happy place?
Spending time with family. Whether it be travelling, camping, spending time outdoors, or at home relaxing and playing games, as long as I am with family I am happy!

Architecture is a setting for numerous narratives to take place, so having the opportunity to create and shape environments for people to inhabit is both exciting and inspiring.

Master of Architecture
University of Calgary

Bachelor of Design
University of Alberta

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