Joy Charbonneau received her Honours Bachelor of Arts degree (2002), and Master of Architecture degree (2006) from the University of Toronto receiving the Alpha Rho Chi Medal.
In 2004 while at the University of Toronto, Joy was recipient of the Howarth-Wright Graduate Fellowship where she traveled to Taliesin, the home of the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and School of Architecture in Scottsdale AZ. While there, she designed and built a 400 square foot dwelling which was published in the magazines Wallpaper*, Building, Breathe, and Tecno Roca.
In 2005, Joy interned at Behnisch, Behnisch and Partner Architects in Stuttgart Germany. Upon graduation in 2006, Joy moved to Amsterdam, the Netherlands where she worked for S333 Architecture + Urbanism and Design and managed an international traveling exhibition, which has been shown at La Galerie d’Architecture in Paris, France, the Deutsches Architektur Zentrum in Berlin, Germany, and New London Architecture in London, the United Kingdom.
In 2008, Joy displayed work in ‘Radiant Dark’, an exhibition of emerging Canadian Design, organized by the retail store MADE in Toronto.
In 2010, Joy organized and participated in the exhibition ‘Heavy Metal: New Cast Objects’ which exhibited at Paul Petro Special Projects Space in Toronto in January.
Joy enjoys working on design projects of various scales while maintaining full time employment in the office of Kuwabara Payne McKenna Blumberg Architects in Toronto.