Alyanna enjoyed drafting and design courses throughout high school. She had an interest in set design, and during her final term project she decided to design a scaled set made of foam board for a future school play. A year later she discovered that the theatre department had used her model as an inspiration for their set. She quickly realized she could take drafting & design further which led her to the Kwantlen CADD program where she obtained a Diploma in CADD Technologies, with focus in Architectural specialty.
Since graduating, Alyanna has worked in engineering, residential design, and municipal offices. She enjoys the challenging mixture of technical and creativity that comes with designing a house, which is what brought her back to residential design.
At SGDI Alyanna finds fulfillment in seeing the houses that she loves to design come to life. New builds bring the excitement of creating something from nothing, but regardless of the space, there is a thrill in watching the actual home take shape from what was a 2D drawing on her screen.
Alyanna is expanding her knowledge further by pursuing the Architectural and Building Technology Certificate at BCIT. She is a member of ASTTBC and working towards becoming a Certified Residential Designer.
“Design is so simple, that’s why it’s so complicated.” – Paul Rand