PEOPLE

Jeremiah Deutscher , Founder and Principal

Jeremiah founded Deutscher Architecture in the summer of 2015. Deutscher Architecture was formed on the ideas from his architectural thesis, ‘Farming the Box’, which focused on issues of urban agriculture as it relates to design, including the re-purposing of existing buildings for agriculture production and reconnecting people back to nature.

Growing up on the prairies of Saskatchewan and Alberta food production and nature were always nearby. When Jeremiah made the move to a more urban lifestyle he missed this connection to nature and has been constantly looking for new ways to reconnect to nature through his work and everyday life.

Jeremiah graduated with a Bachelor of Environmental Design and a Masters degree in Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2009. Before Architecture he attended the Alberta College of Art and Design and graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Media Arts and Digital Technologies. In 2015 Jeremiah became a registered architect with the AIBC (Architectural Institute of BC)

Jeremiah has over 8 years of work experience with award winning architectural practices in Calgary (Housebrand and Strugess)  and Vancouver (Perkins + Will) on projects all over the world, varying in scale and building typology. During his 5 year position with Perkins + Will Jeremiah received recognition for his collaborative role in the design of the Pitt River Middle School in Port Coquitlam, BC. This project received the prestigious Lieutenant Governor of British Columbia Merit Award from the Architectural Institute of BC.

 
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Julie Niu , Student Intern

Julie is currently an undergrad at the University of Waterloo School of Architecture where she is pursuing a Bachelors of Architectural Studies. Growing up in a first generation chinese canadian family, Julie understands the importance of preserving and celebrating cultural identity.
 

Her goal as an architect is to create immersive narrative spaces that highlight human moments, compel physical movement, and explore how the built environment can influence our perception of the world.