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Profile

Nine Yards Studio is a Charlottetown-based architecture and design practice on Prince Edward Island.

For us, great design influences all aspects of life. It has the ability to shape behavior, encourage social interaction, and elevate the environments we inhabit. This thinking resulted in Nine Yards – a collective that engages various individuals with an undying love for design – from architects to graphic designers, craftsmen and photographers.

We approach each project with unconditional curiosity, a passion for experimentation and discovery, and a dedication to finding an original and forward-thinking solution. We believe that architecture is not a defined style but rather a response to context – combining the vernacular building methods and materials of diverse climates and localities with a distinctly contemporary design ideal.

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Designers

David Bergmark

AAPEI AANB FRAIC
Architect

After completing a bachelor’s degree in classical violin performance at Brandeis University, David moved to British Columbia to pursue an education in Architecture. After receiving his Master of Architecture from Yale University in 1974, David began the design/build firm Solsearch (later known as Bergmark & Hammarlund Architects). With an early commission to design and build Canada’s entry for the U.N. Habitat Exposition, the PEI Ark, David moved his practice to Prince Edward Island. The Ark represented a defining architectural achievement for the architect and he continues to pioneer sustainable modern architecture projects throughout the Maritimes. A consummate builder, David has a broad knowledge of the architectural discipline and keen understanding of architectural/engineering, construction methods, onsite construction procedures, constructability, and construction practice.

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Silva Stojak

AAPEI AANB MRAIC
Architect and Co-Owner of 9Y Studio

Hailing from the social/cultural center and capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Silva received her architecture degree from the University of Sarajevo in 1987. Silva moved to Waterloo, Ontario in 1990 and worked with Rieder, Hymmen & Lobban Architects until 1997. Silva relocated to Prince Edward Island for a position with Guimond & Associates leading up to their incorporation into BGHJ Architects. Rarely without a pencil in hand, Silva’s experience and expertise stretch the cultural gamut of politics, art, geography, architectural theory, and aesthetics. Silva values the architectural qualities of light and transparency above all others and her dedication to her clients is unprecedented.

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Shallyn Murray

AAPEI AANB MRAIC
Architect and Co-Owner 9Y Studio

Shallyn graduated with a Masters in Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2012 and began working at BGHJ Architects in October of 2012. Her background includes a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Dalhousie University and a diploma in Engineering from the University of Prince Edward Island. Shallyn’s valuable experience in space planning is instrumental in the programming and design of sophisticated, contemporary spaces as well as the production of contract documents for BGHJ’s recent projects. She has a particular interest in social architecture and local vernacular/craft and was part of a design team for a two month design-build project in Ladakh, India. The project focused on enhancing students learning while making use of local materials and traditional construction methods. As part of her Rosetti Scholarship, Shallyn conducted five weeks of research in the floating villages of Cambodia studying traditional amphibious design techniques.

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Terry Richardson

CET
Project Manager

Having grown up in St. Stephen, New Brunswick, Terry moved to PEI to attend Holland College’s Architectural Technology Program. Immediately upon graduating in 2002, Terry began working with BGHJ. That same year, Terry won a bronze medal in a national architectural skills competition held in Vancouver, BC. Terry is certified as an Engineering Technologist and is highly accomplished at 3D modeling. To complement Sheri’s high degree of organization, Terry enjoys taking on unique design challenges with a profound interest in exploring the architectural detail. Terry prefers savory foods to sweets and in his spare time, Terry works on renovations to his family’s home in rural PEI.

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Sheri MacDonald

CET
Project Manager

Born and raised in North Winsloe, PEI, Sheri joined BGHJ in September 2000 after graduating from the Architectural Technology Program at Holland College. Sheri holds a certificate as an Engineering Technologist. Over the past decade, Sheri has become a key part of the firm’s success by developing and maintaining BGHJ’s Production Standards and Procedures and training and mentoring staff. She is a key member of the implementation team for 3D building information systems and architectural technology in the office. Her exhaustive attention to detail is integral to BGHJ’s ability to deliver complex projects. Sheri is a proud mother and considers BGHJ her second family.

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Jacqueline Fischer

OFFICE MANAGER

After attending the University of Alberta, Jacqueline graduated from Sheridan College’s Multimedia Program in 2003. In addition to her duties as the office manager, Jacqueline works together with the firm’s partners to design proposals and draft project specifications. She works closely with the production managers to administer all stages of the projects and oversees all office procedures. Jacqueline is also an avid amateur genealogist (one who studies family lineages), a testament to her finely tuned organizational skills, and is in the process of achieving her certification in genealogy.

Contact

Nine Yards Studio

info@9ystudio.com

 

63 Fitzroy Street
Charlottetown, PE
C1A 1R4
T: 902.566.4449
F: 902.566.1235