ByNature Bios

Miriel Ko
Partner & Project Manager

Miriel is ByNature’s Vice President where she supports the team in both project management and consultation. An environmental scientist and integrated sustainable designer by trade, Miriel understands the fundamentals of how to bridge the gap between our natural and built world. Studying both in Canada and overseas in Singapore, she has explored diverse developments, climates and population pressures that give rise to the need for biophilic design. Working alongside various architects and designers, her past projects include the inception of liveable communities that not only nourished human health but also environmental sustainability. A contributor of various publications in Green Architecture, she brings her insight on global issues and integrated design to the ByNature team. Recently made Partner, Miriel hopes to continue to paint the world Green by developing new and innovative ways to bring nature back into our everyday lives.

Tammeryn Johnson
Lead Interior Designer & Project Estimator

Tammeryn Johnson has recently joined the ByNature team! She is an architect and has extensive experience in creating human centered environments that bring people together, creating communities. Her background has been in retail banking where she oversaw the design and innovation of the bank’s retail stores, spearheading projects that explored how the physical retail space of a bank can assist in building communities and connecting people. As services and interactions between one another are becoming more digital, there is a greater need to create spaces that enable people to interact, meet and reconnect with one another and Earth. Tammeryn is passionate about designing spaces that enhance the natural bond between people, nature and other natural elements.

Aurélien Paggi
Project Designer

Aurélien grew up in gardens. From his family garden and seasons spent harvesting grapes in southern France, to working with some of France’s inspiring and notable botanical gardens and Vancouver’s premier landscapers, his adventures and experiences have led him to ByNature. For Aurélien, plants teach us so much about what is good about life. Taking time to notice nature’s patterns and relationships is what inspires his designs and motivates him to bring the natural world closer to the ByNature community. His favourite part of being a project designer is getting to know his clients and helping them create spaces that are inspiring, innovative, and personal. Aurélien is thrilled to be part of the ByNature family because together we make it possible to bring a connection to nature to everybody and make it accessible anywhere.