Scrafano Architects

For Joanne, becoming an architect wasn’t so much preordained as inevitable. The daughter of a doctor and an artist, Joanne didn’t choose architecture; she couldn’t avoid it. Prior to joining Scrafano Architects in 2010, Joanne worked at Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects in Toronto, Cindy Rendely Architexture in Toronto, Urban Architectural Initiatives in NYC, and Harvey Hine Architects in Boulder

Joanne earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architecture from McGill University in 2000 and 2001, respectively. She won a grant for a research project on female Spanish architects and has been a guest critic for the University of Colorado Masters of Architecture program.

Joanne speaks French fluently and lived in Clermont Ferrand, near Vichy, France. She loves hiking, reading, yoga, and traveling to countries where she has to stumble in a foreign language. When not at work, Joanne is busy running after her young daughter, who doesn’t seem to care about keeping modern furniture clean as much as Joanne does.

She enjoys learning, discovering, and solving client problems to enhance how they live, work, and play.

  • McGill University B.Arch
  • McGill University M.Arch
Favorite Film
Favorite Cities
Barcelona and Montreal
Favorite Building
Barcelona Pavilion,
Favorite Architects
Luis Barragan and Peter Zumthor
Future Travel Plans
Asia, specifically Japan
Favorite Museum
Peggy Guggenheim in Venic