Olga’s design career is highlighted by award-winning projects completed at some of Canada’s most reputable architecture firms. At Ian MacDonald Architect, Olga focused on legible and site-specific architectural solutions. This comprehensive experience early in her career on smaller projects allowed her to develop rigorous design and detailing skills, easily translated to larger community buildings. Bookended by tenures at Shim Sutcliffe and KPMB Architects, from 2002-2009 Olga was involved as project architect or team leader in the detail design, coordination and execution for various scaled projects that have reached international recognition, including 6 Governor General Award winning projects.
Since joining MJMA in 2009, Olga has been involved in a broad range of community recreation projects. She continues to bring thoughtful project-specific design solutions with responsive site strategies, spatial richness and carefully articulated materials to her projects. Furthermore, Olga’s design strength is rounded out by a global perspective and continued advocacy for local issues through her involvement with non-profit organizations: participating on international teams with Habitat for Humanity building homes in Central America, Kenya, and Kyrgyzstan; and volunteering at local missions, reaching out to the under-served and marginalized in the City. Currently, Olga is project architect for MJMA’s most ambitious project to-date, the $85M Moss Park Revitalization project.