Joanne studied at the University of Dundee gaining her Masters in Architecture in 2013. As part of her course Joanne was involved in the design and construction of a self built Passivhaus standard office space, MacroMirco Studio, in the University of Dundee Botanic Gardens. This experience was invaluable for developing hands on technical skills, which she brought into her professional career.
After completing the construction of the MicroMacro Studio Joanne moved to Edinburgh to work in practice and specialised in the commercial and hospitality sectors. Her experience includes new build, extensions and refurbishments as well as the conversion and restoration of Listed Buildings. Working with local and international teams, Joanne assisted and led projects through all stages of work. Her portfolio includes multiple high-end projects, such as the refurbishment of Apex City of London Hotel and the refurbishment of and extension to the Roxburghe House Hotel in Kelso to create a destination country house hotel.