Susan Chung is a science educator and an associate director of the Co-Design Group. She is an experienced co-design artist-facilitator who coordinates co-design workshops. She has worked as an artist on urban projects in Vancouver since 1993.
Chung is the recipient of the RAIC BC Chapter Advocate for Architecture award. In 2010, she won a RAIC Foundation Bursary as co-author with Stanley King of the In 2014, she received an international Community Climate Change Fellowship sponsored by the North American Association for Environmental Education.
Merinda Conley is Senior Heritage Planner for the City of Victoria. Highly skilled Co-Design artist, Merinda is a Founding Member and Associate Director of the Co-Design Group and co-author of the book Co-Design - A Process of Design Participation.
Merinda was Chief of the Alberta Main Street Programme and Founder and Principal of her firm Community Design Strategies in private practice for 10 years, she revitalized 23 towns and city neighbourhoods, and wrote the 7-volume Main Street Manual.
Merinda received 17 awards for her work including AIA Gold Medal for her Master’s Degree at U of Calgary, Honourable Mention in the Premier of Alberta Award of Excellence, and Special Recognition Award for her contribution to Alberta Community Development, and Bronze Medal in the Premier of Alberta Award of Excellence.
Amy Norris is an Architect with Diamond Schmitt Architects in Toronto. She received her Master of Architecture degree from the University of Toronto after completing graduate and undergraduate degrees in Applied Mathematics. Amy sits on the OAA Intern Committee and the steering committee of the RAIC Emerging Practitioners task force with the goal of connecting and strengthening the voice of students, intern architects and recently licensed architects in Ontario and across Canada. Amy's work has concentrated on the adaptive reuse, renovation and conservation of heritage buildings, including at the Bay Adelaide Centre and at Trinity-St. Paul’s United Church with the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. Amy is also the cofounder of the Captains of Industry, a research and design studio devoted to exploring the potential of post-industrial spaces through collaborative investigations, publications and installations.
Tesicca Truong is the co-founder of CityHive, an organization on a mission to transform the way that young people are engaged in the planning, design, and shaping of their cities. Before co-directing CityHive, she co-founded the Vancouver School Board Sustainability Conference and kick-started Vancouver Youth4Tap, a city-wide coalition to promote tap over bottled water. She has served on the City of Vancouver’s Mayor’s Engaged City Task Force, and the Simon Fraser University Senate. She has also served as board chair of Sustainable SFU, The Starfish Canada, and the Social Art of Architecture for Youth Society of BC. In 2016, Truong was named one of Corporate Knight’s Top 30 Sustainability Leaders under 30 and the North American Association for Environmental Education’s Top 30 under 30.