Senior Urban Design Associate - BArch (Urban Design)
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Sonny is an internationally recognized, award-winning urban design practitioner, policy maker and educator with 30 years of experience in large scale planning and urban design projects in Canada, Europe, United Arab Emirates and the Caribbean. With 250+ projects in his portfolio, Sonny is an urban designer who combines visionary thinking with pragmatism to conceptualize and implement a wide range of project types and scales. His international private and public sector experiences bring value and fresh perspectives on planning, design and development. Sonny is a Charrette veteran, with over 200 events with clients and stakeholders.
In the recent past, Sonny was a Manager of the Calgary Centre City Planning and Implementation division where he oversaw policy planning, development applications and public realm implementation of the award-winning Calgary Centre City Plan that he helped create in his previous City of Calgary post. In 2011 he returned from United Arab Emirates where he played a key role in implementation of the visionary Abu Dhabi Plan 2030. At the Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council, he led and managed a design team that completed more than hundred Urban Design /Community master planning and public realm improvement projects.
Sonny has extensive experience in Downtown, Waterfront and Public Realm planning and design, as well as urban design related to transportation infrastructure. Sonny is also experienced in high density urban infill, community master planning, detailed urban design studies, strategies, design guildelines and architectural theming.