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LEADS ARCHITECTS

 

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I have 28 years of experience in the field of architecture, with a diverse range of projects and positions. My career began as an architectural student at The University of Manitoba, where I worked various summer jobs, including with the Historic Resources Branch of the Government of Manitoba. This led to the publication of a book and commendation from the Minister of Cultural Affairs.

After graduating from university, I moved to Toronto and worked with small, medium, and large firms, gaining experience in all phases of projects and aspects of the practice, including design, presentations, production, contract administration, project management, and office administration. I have worked on residential, commercial, retail, industrial, institutional, recreational, business, renovation, and planning projects.

During my 8-year tenure at Moriyama & Teshima, I held various roles, including project architect and contract administrator, responsible for design development, working drawings, and contract administration of award-winning projects.

At HOK, I worked as a project leader on large-scale international projects such as KAUST (King Abdullah University of Science and Technology), Doha Airport, and Deira Island Business Park, as well as domestic projects like CIBC. The scale of the KAUST project required managing large teams, coordinating efforts with other offices and consultants, and also involved marketing, networking, proposal preparation, work planning, staffing, interviewing, and project-related accounting. Additionally, I taught architectural-related courses at Humber College for 10 years during this period.

In 2009, I founded Leads Architects Inc., a Canadian-based architectural firm located in Toronto, where I currently serve as the managing principal. I have overseen numerous projects in Canada and overseas, with a focus on projects in Doha, Qatar. As the managing principal, I am involved in all aspects of the firm’s operations, including project management, design, contract administration, marketing, and business development.

Throughout my career, I have gained extensive experience in diverse projects, developed strong leadership and management skills, and demonstrated a commitment to excellence in design and client service. I am proud of my accomplishments and continue to be passionate about creating exceptional architectural solutions that positively impact communities and improve lives.

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