Mackenzie was born and raised in Squamish BC, spending most of her time outdoors on the ski hill or inside the ballet studio. As a result, she has developed a strong kinship to nature and art in many forms. Prior to KPU, Mackenzie has had experience and education as an Architectural CADD Tech, that pushed her deeper into the design world.
In her design work she is passionate about the humans who inhabit spaces; as a result, she is always people watching. She has a unique curiosity in human interaction with space and sees design as a tool to enhance that.
The Commissary is a distribution and marketing infrastructure that aims to reconnect the urban demand for local supply. The philosophy of The Commissary is that food is much more than ecological act, it’s an integral part of what makes us human.
This all-in-one facility includes shared commercial grade kitchens for small food producers with an integrated retail market and various food service options that users can explore. Located in the light industrial zone of Mount Pleasant in Vancouver, this adaptive reuse project aims to engage the public while supporting small businesses and truly connecting with the people who grow, produce, and prepare the food that we eat.