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Kirsten joined Montgomery Sisam Architects in 2006, becoming an Associate in 2010. She has a broad range of experience in master planning and the design of campuses of care, long term care homes, educational facilities, and community spaces.
Kirsten led the needs assessment study for the Centennial Infant & Child Centre and was also involved in the master planning of The York School’s south campus. She has contributed to various infrastructure projects including Toronto’s Fort York Bridge and the Weber Street Rail Underpass in Kitchener, Waterloo.
Kirsten is the Project Architect for the Sister Margaret Smith Centre, a youth and adult addictions treatment facility that provides inpatient and outpatient services in Thunder Bay. She is fulfilling a similar role for St. Joseph’s Care Group Mental Health project, an addition to the existing hospital that includes a total of 38-bed inpatient units, ambulatory outpatient services, clinics, and a teaching facility. Kirsten is also part of the Planning, Design and Compliance team for the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness.
On top of her widespread health care experience, Kirsten is working on renovations to an existing floor of Belmont House, a long term care facility. She is also managing the Ronald McDonald House Toronto Family Room projects which involve the renovation of existing healthcare facilities to incorporate spaces that support the families of sick children. Currently, "Family Rooms" have been developed at The Hospital for Sick Children and Rouge Valley Health Centre. She has also managed the design of The Granite Club locker room renovations.
In addition to her role at the firm, Kirsten is on the Board of Directors of the Institute of Child Studies Afterschool Daycare.
Queen’s University: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Mathematics and Statistics, 1993
University of Toronto: Master of Architecture, 2004
Member: Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Member: LEED Accredited Professional
Intern Architect: Ontario Association of Architects
Sister Margaret Smith Addictions Treatment Centre
The Fort York Pedestrian and Cycle Bridge
The Granite Club
The York School
St Joseph’s Care Group Mental Health Hospital Addition
St. Joseph's Hospital Master Plan, Thunder Bay
Centennial Infant & Child Centre
Weber Street Rail Underpass
Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, PDC
Ronald McDonald House Toronto, Family Room at SickKids Hospital
Ronald McDonald House Toronto, Family Room at Rouge Valley Health Centre