Meet our Staff!
ROBYN ROBERTSON | Architect SAA, AIBC, LEED AP BD+C
BA University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
University d’Aix-Marseille III, Aix-en-Provence, France
BEDS Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
MArch Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Robyn is a Founding Partner and Architect at ETTA. Completing a degree in the Arts, extensive travel in North and South America, Europe and the Middle East, coupled with local work experience has influenced how Robyn sees and understands buildings and spaces.
During her studies, invaluable work experience was gained at Sturgess Architecture where she worked on Full Spectrum: the Architecture of Jeremy Sturgess and honed her skills on numerous residential and mixed-use projects such as the Flights and House in the Monashees. Following her studies, she was employed at aodbt architecture + interior design where she worked on a range of projects including commercial offices, retail and healthcare spaces of varying scale, educational and recreational facilities, institutional buildings and multi-family residential. She was involved in everything from proposal development, client relations, design, costing, working drawings, project management, consultant coordination to contract administration.
Robyn brings a social awareness to her practice and exercises a hands on approach when engaged in community initiatives. She is a co-founder and former member of OPEN design collaborative; former member of the Saskatoon Public Library board and 1:1 Sessions; and former mentor for newcomers to Canada.
MARK SIN | Architect SAA, AIBC, LEED AP BD+C
Dipl.T ABET, BCIT, Burnaby, British Columbia
BEDS, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
MArch, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia
Mark was born in Cambodia, lived in a refugee camp in Thailand and was raised in Vancouver, Canada. He has worked and resided in Vancouver, Amsterdam, Phnom Penh, Saskatoon and now Victoria. His upbringing and experiences have instilled him with a strong work ethic that is driven by humanitarian values, innovation and minimalism.
His personal undertakings and past work with IBI Group, Snitker Borst Architecten, Walter Francl Architecture, Campos Leckie Studio and Edwards Edwards McEwen Architects has contributed to a portfolio of work that includes an innovative waste-energy plant, restaurant renovations, off-grid housing, custom single-family homes and most recently cabins, office buildings, medical clinics, daycares, schools, industrial facilities and large scale commercial developments.
Founding ETTA along with partner Robyn has allowed him to more fully embrace and realize work that speaks to the local context. Past volunteer work included co-founding and participating in OPEN design collaborative initiatives and mentorship with Saskatoon Open Door Society.