Jennifer Cutbill, AIBC, MRAIC, LEED GA

Jennifer Cutbill is a Project Architect at Local Practice Architecture + Design  in Vancouver, where her work focuses on regenerative design, systems strategy, and holistic community health and well-being. Her projects range from pavilion-scale EV infrastructure to regional water reservoirs; affordable multi unit housing to post secondary; and block-scale wellness, cultural adaptive re-use and community regeneration.  

Outside the office, Jennifer has been co-chair of the Metro Vancouver Advocacy Committee since 2011. She co-founded the Laboratory of Housing Alternatives, a non-profit focused on creative solutions to the challenges of housing affordability in 2012. In 2013, she co-founded and directed Vancouver Design Week, and in 2017 co-founded the Vancouver Design Foundation, and serves as Chair of the Board.

Jennifer graduated from the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (SALA) on the RAIC Honour Roll. She also received the Architectural Institute of British Columbia Award of Merit and the Ray Cole / Perkins+Will Award for Sustainable Design. While at SALA, she worked as a research and teaching assistant and supplemented her architectural training with studies in systems ecology, urban and coastal planning, climate policy, and complex adaptive systems. Jennifer has since served at SALA as a mentor, guest critic and member of external advisory committees.

Jennifer believes architecture and design are not only acts of design but acts of agency. As part of the RAIC board, she hopes to help leverage the tremendous capacity of the profession, as a community of thought (and action) leaders, to enable and impel positive change.