Penny oversees the development and implementation of green building policies and procedures for new buildings at the University of British Columbia. She is a register Architect and brings her experience working on sustainable buildings in private practice to her role on campus. Her work covers campus academic buildings and residential projects in the neighbourhoods.
In private practice penny worked on research, design and construction of leading sustainable institutional projects. She worked on the first LEED platinum building in Canada, the Gulf Island National park Operations Centre, in Sidney BC, as well as the VanDusen Garden Visitor Centre in Vancouver BC, which is LEED platinum and targeting Living Building Challenge Certification.