A native of the Toronto area, Nia spent most of her youth on the waters of Lake Ontario and visiting extended family in Wales. A recent transplant to Seattle, Nia loves the many opportunities for exploring art galleries and hiking and biking with her dog Dickson.
For her final project for her Design Thesis at University of Guelph, Nia investigated how landscape architecture could be used to mitigate the issues of urban poverty in developing countries. Her design strategy for the Dharavi slum in Mumbai, India used landscape infrastructure to combat the challenges of water at three distinct scales – community, neighborhood, and cluster.
She channels her passion for visual art into her work at Walker Macy, creating refined illustrations that clarify design ideas and planning solutions for our clients and their constituents.