As our service offerings continue to expand, we’re pleased to welcome five new staff to contribute to the success of our growing team. Join us in welcoming Laura Young and Lori Perez in our Urban Design group, as well as community planners, Oliver Prcic and Bronwyn Culham, and Junior GIS Analyst, Emily Cristobal.
The addition of these new team members will help enhance and deepen our urban design studio as well as offer increased international experience and depth to the urban design team. Furthermore, the added expertise of our new community planners and GIS analyst will help strengthen our capacity and service offerings to our expanding energy client base.
Partner Nathan Petherick says
“Moving into 2022, B&A is continuing to explore and build upon our diversity and expanse of service offerings. We’re truly excited to see what the future holds and look forward to welcoming our new team members into the fold.”
Laura Young joined the B&A design studio in December 2021 as an urban designer and will lead and support various client projects throughout North America.
Laura is an award-winning, creative urban designer with experience in Europe, North America, and Asia, working in architecture and urban design firms in Calgary and London, UK. Previously, Laura led a successful design partnership with Thomas Debicki and held a design strategist position with GRS as their Head of Master Planning and Design. Her experience includes mixed-use, residential, commercial, and cultural schemes from concept planning through to construction.
Lori Perez is an urban design technologist and joined the B&A design studio in December 2021. Lori will provide drafting and design support to our urban design team.
Lori’s background began with a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and later a diploma from SAIT in Architectural Technology. After several years working at architecture companies as a technologist, she worked for PlaceMakers Canada with our own Geoff Dyer. There she was trained as an Urban Design Technologist and used her AutoCad, Sketchup, Photoshop, and Illustrator skills to create maps, graphic materials, and 3D design concepts.
Welcome, Laura and Lori!
Partner and accomplished urban designer, Geoff Dyer leads our growing design studio and says
“We are excited to firmly establish our urban design studio with these two great new hires. Through our progressive, collaborative design studio supported by B&A’s graphics, planning, engagement, and visualization teams, be ready for great things!”
Oliver Prcic is joining our team as a community planner and will offer leadership and support on various client projects, particularly those within the energy sector.
With more than five years’ experience in urban and regional planning, community engagement, and policy research, Oliver blends his educational and construction experience to create a practical and sincere approach to design. Oliver graduated with a Master of Planning and Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies both from the University of Calgary. Some of his notable student projects include a comprehensive community plan for Crowsnest Pass and a regional water strategy for the Calgary metropolitan area. Oliver has a passion for functional design, transportation technology, and stormwater management.
Bronwyn Culham is also coming on board as a community planner and will offer leadership and support on various client projects, particularly those within the energy sector.
With a Master of Planning and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary, Bronwyn brings six years of industry experience to the table. Bronwyn has a keen interest in community planning, urban design, and sustainable energy development that meets the needs of communities in an economically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner. Prior to her start at B&A, Bronwyn’s career experience focused on evaluating applications against relevant policies, determining possible impacts on adjacent lands, the development and implementation of engagement strategies and applying feedback from various stakeholders, and ultimately providing project recommendations.
Welcome, Oliver and Bronwyn!
Emily Cristobal is joining B&A as a Junior GIS Analyst and will offer support on various projects, particularly those within the energy sector, and will contribute to internal GIS initiatives.
As a graduate of SAIT with a Bachelor of Applied Technology Geographic Information Systems, and of the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science, Geology – Petroleum Concentration, Emily brings a wealth of experience to the team. Emily recently worked on a project using GIS software to locate, analyze and map missing sidewalk links within Calgary’s pedestrian network, developed a multi-year construction strategy to complete missing links and produced a sidewalk prioritization matrix. Emily recently completed a GIS Internship with CNOOC International where she worked on the geospatial team to deliver GIS solutions and products in support of exploration and production.
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