Jennet Bowdridge,M.A, M.Arch, MNSAA, MRAIC, LEEDAP
Jennet Bowdridge has extensive knowledge and experience in architectural programming, space planning and conceptual design, interior design, and construction administration. She is a LEED Accredited Professional. She also has experience assessing existing buildings and has worked on several renovation projects involving designated heritage buildings in Halifax and Vancouver. Her areas of specialization include:
Jennet firmly believes in working collaboratively with her clients to design environments that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also welcoming, comfortable, safe, and that facilitate and nurture their goals. She frequently conducts workshops and exercises to help owners and users groups define and refine their building requirements to ensure the finished designs meet their needs.
Prior to becoming an architect, Jennet gained significant knowledge and experience about museum exhibit design and collections care while studying at the world-renown Museum of Anthropology at University of British Columbia and working as an assistant curator in the Anthropology Department at the Vancouver Museum in Vancouver, BC.
In 2006-07, Jennet spent a sabbatical year working for Merrick Architecture in Vancouver. She worked with the Portland Hotel Society to renovate the historic landmark Pennsylvania Hotel in the Downtown Eastside into small apartment units for individuals in mental health and addictions support programmes. This project received a City of Vancouver Heritage Award of Honour. She was also responsible for coordinating the design phase of one of the city blocks for the "Village on False Creek" development (site of the Athlete's Village for the 2010 Winter Olympics), as well as coordinating the Olympic requirements for the athletes' housing.