Michaela is from Moncton, New Brunswick and earned her professional degree in Architecture from the University of Waterloo. She was awarded the Ontario’s Architects Association Guild Medal Award and the Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners for her research work on contaminated landscapes that have been reclaimed within the public realm. She did a post-graduate year of research on Bata Company Towns at the Bauhaus in Dessau.
She is an Intern Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and founder of Polymétis (www.polymetis.net), an architecture and landscape studio based in Toronto. The studio's site-specific projects highlight an interest in experimental material applications, phenomenology, and the fusion of manual and digital means of representation to inspire new fields of exploration, which is core to the work ethos. She also works as a sessional instructor at the University of Toronto and the University of Waterloo.
The studio’s temporary installations have been presented at Winterstations, Jardin des Métis, Nuit Blanche, and Grow-Op at the Gladstone. Forthcoming work includes an installation at HTO Park in Toronto for the Icebreakers Festival and an exhibition of models and drawings at Artscape Youngplace for the Toronto Offsite Design Festival.