Project Developer/Design Planning and Projects
BA, PBD, MCRP.
Tiffany is a Tāłtān Place-Based Indigenous Designer and Project Developer and Planner with our Vancouver studio. She currently lives and works on the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations.
Tiffany brings to her work an exceptional depth of experience working with Indigenous communities, designing art, exhibits and spaces informed by a past, present and future storytelling lens, and advising on land-based and procurement policies. She was inspired to her career in an early internship, where she was introduced to the possibility of being empowered to directly shape spaces and the policies that govern them and the public realm. “I wanted to create spaces where I could see myself represented, and where I could feel safe to be myself, without having to perform.”
Tiffany’s intent in her practice is always to work and collaborate with strength, authenticity, and inclusivity. Her ability to connect with others and to make them feel heard and valued enhances her work with communities and informs her design and planning process. For her, it is essential that the needs of Indigenous people and people of colour are met throughout the policy-development process and in the creation of public spaces.
Through Reimagine Gathering, Tiffany is excited to have a wider breadth of collaborative conversations around how research, counter-culture design, and land-based discovery practices can be engaged for social good and how they can address the safety issues that affect Indigenous communities in particular.