Judy MacDougall

Principal

M.Arch, Architect AAA, LEED® AP BD+C

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Good design can touch all of our lives, even in the smallest of ways.

We can use design to uplift us and to connect us to our human nature. I have a track record of over 20 years in developing complex buildings that focus on impactful and human-centred experiences. As Kasian’s Senior Living sector leader, I’m dedicated to enhancing people’s lives by creating communities and inspiring quality of life through the built environment. My passion for designing an environmentally sound world has established me as a leader in sustainable design. I specialize in community-based, institutional and commercial mixed-use projects. I empower my team to create spaces that facilitate learning, personal development, and social engagement. I apply a humanist lens to my work, ensuring that each project exudes empathy, care and thought-provoking design.

 

My Sectors: Arts & Culture, Commercial Mixed-Use, Education & Research, and Senior Living

My Services: Architecture, Lifescape, Master Planning & Urban Design, and Planning, Design & Conformance

 

We asked, Judy answered:

 

What is the hallmark of good design?

“It starts on the ground level, but doesn’t end there. When you start to ask how something or somewhere should feel or be experienced it starts the creative process and that’s when real transformation happens; that’s where beauty sits. You need humanity in architecture and design.”

 

What have you achieved in your career that you’re particularly proud of?

“My favourite project so far is the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC. We created a container that music sounds beautiful in. It was the perfect project to bring together my love of music and architecture.”