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Amy Oliver

INTERMEDIATE
IN ARCHITECTURE M-ARCH, PH. D.

ACADEMIC BACKGROUND
B.A., University of Toronto, Toronto, 2003-2007

M.Arch, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, 2008-2012

Ph.D., University of Montreal, Montreal, 2012-2018

AWARDS
Henry Elder Award, University of British Columbia, 2012

FESP Excellence Scholarship, University of Montreal, 2013

Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship (SSHRC), Montreal, 2014-2017

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
8 years

QUALIFICATIONS AND PROFILE

Amy holds a doctorate in planning from the Université de Montréal and divides her time between
practice and teaching. She has several years of experience in research on affordable housing
and sustainable construction. She has particular expertise in sustainability frameworks and teaches at the University of Montreal at the Master’s level in the architecture program – sustainable communities stream. In 2018, she was the recipient of a Mitacs Acceleration grant for the project “The impact of decisions made during architectural design on building operations: The case of the Maison du développement durable in Montreal” – a partnership between the organization Équiterre and the Fayolle-Magil Chair at the University of Montreal. Amy worked at l’OEUF intermittently between 2014 and 2018 and returned full time after her PhD defence where she works on various types of projects, from affordable housing renovation, post-occupancy studies, integrated design processes and citizen participation, and energy efficiency studies.

SIGNIFICANT ACHIEVEMENTS

Housing and community environment
Expansion of a shoebox house, Montreal, Project Manager / Designer, 2020-2021
Report on energy efficiency in multi-residential housing, City of Montreal, Project Manager, 2020
Refurbishment of OMHM housing stock, Montreal, Project Manager, 2019-2020
C40-REINVENTING CITIES competition, Montreal, international competition in consortium with Gensler and CFDA, community outreach process manager, 2019

Urban ecosystem and civic environment
Summary report of the monitoring and follow-up of the Bois Ellen coop, Laval, Project Manager, 2019
Participation in research projects for the University-Community Research Alliance, RE4 and OEUVRE Durable on the subject of sustainable and resilient development, 2012-2018
Post-occupancy study of the Maison du Développement Durable, study on the functional and architectural aspects of a LEED platinum certified building including 4 components, Study published online and in the journal Formes, 2018
Integrated design process for a zero-carbon school in Ste-Thérèse, Ste-Thérèse, QC, Junior Architect, 2017
Citizen participation process for an urban development in Boucherville, 2016
Citizen participation process for an eco-district in Ste-Anne-de- Bellevue, 2015
Engineering Student Centre, University of British Columbia, Junior Architect, 2011-2012
Community Centre, T’it’q’et, Lillooet, British Columbia, Junior Architect, 2012
Community Centre, Queensborough, Vancouver, Junior Architect, 2012
Feasibility Study for North Vancouver Museum, Junior Architect, 2011

Mixed service and economic environment
Léché Desserts Restaurant/Bakery Redevelopment, Montreal, Project Manager, Designer, 2019

Courses
Research seminar and workshop “Towards Sustainable Neighbourhoods” at the Master’s level, Visiting professor, UdeM, 2019-2021
“Urban Planning Workshop 1”, co-leader of an urban planning workshop at the Master’s level, UdeM and McGILL, 2017-2018
“Green Architecture”, optional course at the Bachelor of Architecture level, UdeM, 2017-2018
“Community and housing reconstruction after disasters,” co-leader of Master of Urban Planning course, McGill, 2016