Toronto Metropolitan University, Doctor of Philosophy in Building Science, Candidate

University of Toronto, Master of Architecture, 2015

McGill University, Bachelor of Arts, 2010

Alexandra Boissonneault

M.Arch., Ph.D. Candidate, EDAC

Associate, Research and Communications

Alexandra joined Montgomery Sisam’s marketing and business development department in 2015. During her tenure, she has worked to capture, promote and advance the practice’s leadership and innovation in design. She has authored many articles on behalf of the office featured in leading industry publications, including Canadian Architect. Alexandra was appointed to the position of Associate, Research and Communications in 2018.

Alexandra is highly experienced in the procurement process, managing and producing unique content for dozens of proposals. She also works alongside project teams writing, organizing and assembling architectural studies and reports. She is committed in her approach to understanding the client and their vision and crafting a meaningful and forward-thinking design response to each project brief.

In complement with this work, Alexandra is managing Montgomery Sisam’s in-house research program and building partnerships between the practice and leading research institutions. She is a skilled researcher herself, helping the office identify and actualize a wide range of research opportunities and disseminate outcomes across industry and academic fora. She also regularly assists project teams collect and interpret the latest evidence base to support research-informed design decisions. Alexandra is an Evidence Based Design Accredited Professional. She is also fluent in the CSA Z8003:21 standard, the first pan-Canadian standard healthcare design research.

Alexandra is a PhD Candidate in Building Science at Toronto Metropolitan University with a focus on building in use research. Her doctoral thesis considers the persistent barriers to post-occupancy evaluation (‘POE’) in practice and contributes a toolkit to promote wider application in industry. Her recent peer-reviewed publications explore the performance concept in post-occupancy evaluation and the origins, milestones and next steps of post-occupancy evaluation in Canada.