Simone is a Designer at CMG Landscape Architecture. Their approach to design is built on the idea of democratizing design processes and advocating for intersectional forms of environmentalism. Growing up between Montreal and the small province of New Brunswick, many of her design justice principles are rooted in their embodied experiences of being a descendant of fugitive formerly enslaved refugees that migrated to Canada. Throughout her co-op terms, Simone has worked at landscape architecture firms in Brussels, New York, and New Orleans. They also spent a term exploring non-western urbanisms while interning at a research office with a participatory mapping platform for flood mitigation based in Jakarta.
Simone is a co-organizer with Design as Protest and a former coordinator of Treaty Lands, Global Stories, a student-run organization advocating for curricular diversification and justice in design education in Canada. Graduating as a Smale Fellow in 2021, she received an Honors Bachelor of Architectural Studies from University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
2021 Smale Fellowship
2020 Janet Aizenstroz Engineering Scholarship
2019 Cansbridge Fellowship
2016 UW President’s Scholarship of Excellence
San Francisco Waterfront Resilience Program
CMG is part of the team developing plans to reimagine and protect the waterfront from to two very different threats, the danger of earthquakes and the likelihood of sea level rise. Foundational to over three miles of urban waterfront stretching from Fisherman’s Wharf to Mission Creek is an aging seawall. The Seawall project supports historic piers, wharves and buildings as well as stabilizes filled lands containing critical city infrastructure and protects Bayfront neighborhoods from coastal flooding.