Development Consultant, Housing Specialist, Architect
Rosaline trained as an architect at the University of Waterloo from 1991-98 and worked as a junior architect in Toronto, Ottawa and London England. In 2001 she began working as an architect at Barry J. Hobin and Associate Architects in Ottawa, where she enjoyed an informal internship as a planning consultant. In 2011 she began her own architectural practice, continuing to provide planning consultancy; assisting infill housing developers in site assessments for highest and best use, and engaging in extensive community consultation. In 2019 she began research of infill housing patterns and neighbourhood change. In 2020 she initiated the ION Mapping Project, and developed ground breaking new approaches to plan the evolution of urban neighbourhoods. Her office has been hired by the City of Ottawa's Planning Department to assist in neighbourhood analyses, and has been instrumental in the City's shift toward form based zoning. In 2020 she founded Walkable Ottawa to collaboratively advance walkability in urban neighbourhoods. Rosaline is now working toward planning certification in 2023.
Urban Planning Assistant,
Architectural Technologist, Building Code Consultant
Mirja recently graduated from her Bachelors of Urban Planning and Minor in Geospatial Technologies at Concordia University. Originally, Mirja is from Ottawa but received her education in Montreal, where she studied urban phenomena including urban sprawl, gentrification, and changes in urban greenhouse gas emissions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. She is interested in understanding and communicating urban trends through mapping and GIS, and using spatial data analysis to help solve urban problems.
Alastair is an award winning designer of infill housing in Ottawa (Carruthers Cottages), with projects ranging in size from back yard coach houses to midrise apartments. He has extensive architectural technology and building code experience, having worked in the field since 2001. He combines a valuable mix of technical expertise and creative passion. His experience and knowledge base is critical to the office's work of analyzing and forecasting infill patterns, and testing ideas for new housing in existing neighbourhoods.
Ruth graduated in 2019 with a Masters of Architecture, a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies at Dalhousie in 2017, and in 2015 with a Bachelor of Architectural Studies specializing in Urbanism from Carleton University. Ruth has experience working in Ontario and Nova Scotia on a large range of projects, including façade redesign, and senior's long-term care campuses. Since graduation Ruth has worked as an intern architect at RJH Architect Inc. She has assisted in planning consultancy, building designs, building code analysis, drafting, and neighbourhood infill housing research.
Planning Assistant, Tech Writer,
Jonathan brings detailed organization and administration to the team as Office Manager, tracking the progress of projects and client accounts, as well as assisting in business and strategic planning. Jonathan is a valued technical writer and planning assistant with years of experience in municipal approvals, acting as office file lead for planning applications including Site Plan, Rezoning, Severance, Minor Variance and Urban Design Review, while growing an ever increasing knowledge of Ottawa's zoning and planning processes.
Architectural Intern, Building Technologist
Marcel has been professionally involved in architecture since 1998. He worked with Douglas Hardie Architect for nearly 15 years as an Intermediate Technologist, Designer, and Project Leader. Marcel has worked for the AFGM Architects Consortium as Quality Assurance & Field Reviewer on the iconic West Block Restoration Project, current home of the country's House of Commons. He joined the RJH team in 2019 and works as lead field reviewer, technologist and designer. Marcel has a wealth of experience in construction site review, and lends a practical eye to planning and visioning exercises.