Emerging Leaders, Fresh Perspectives

The last twelve months have given us a lot reasons to reflect. As a firm, what can we do to do better?

New leadership brings about new voices, different perspectives, and the insight we need to better serve our communities. We're elated to announce our five new Associates: Federica Piccone, Corey Grobe, Jessika MacDonald, Vanessa Konn, and Rob Wilson.

Each have displayed exemplary leadership, not just on projects, but also in helping us navigate the complexities brought on by the past year.

Meet Our New Associates

Federica Piccone is intrigued by the creative and investigative nature of architecture. She's passionate about creating interactive, but environmentally conscious designs. Federica has been an integral part of the team since 2012, playing a key role on projects such as the Townline East Loop and the Vancouver Firehall No. 17 redevelopment.

Corey Grobe excels in providing high quality design, with thorough construction documentation. With a decade of experience, he's well versed in both the creative and technical side of architecture, working on major projects such as the Minoru Centre for Active Living and the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre. The only thing that exceeds his love for responsible design is his love for micro-roasted coffee.

Jessika MacDonald is intrigued by spaces that foster human connection. She's moved all over Canada to pursue her passion and since joining us in 2014, has focused her talents on designing public facilities, such as the Clayton Community Centre and Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre. Aside her love of design, Jessika is also an avid runner and painter.

Vanessa Konn applies the perfect balance of creativity and logic to her work. Her enthusiasm for design, and passion for visual art, are evident in all of her projects, such as the Coronation Community Sports Centre, our own Edmonton office, and LOT 185. On the weekends, Vanessa can be found in her happy place: her family cabin on Vancouver Island.

Rob Wilson is motivated by seeing projects come to life. He's taken the technical lead on many large institutional projects, such as the New Westminister Aquatic Centre, R.E. Mountain Secondary, and the South Burnaby Ice Arena. Rob was chosen to represent BCIT at the World Student Environmental Summit in Kyoto, Japan. Protecting the environment is at the forefront of his design process.

Together with our 34 person strong leadership team, we look forward to helping create a brighter future for our clients and communities.

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