Archive for March, 2017

Mar

17

HDR | CEI Architecture announces promotion of architect Mary Chow to Associate Vice President

Architect on many award-winning B.C. projects, Chow has been with the firm since 2004

HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Inc. is pleased to announce the promotion of architect Mary Chow to Associate Vice President.

Mary joined the firm in 2004 (then CEI Architecture), and has led the design of a variety of award-winning and successful projects throughout the Lower Mainland of B.C., with an emphasis on community recreation facilities, including community centres, and aquatics, ice and fitness facilities.

Mary was the lead architect of the Edmonds Community Centre and Fred Randall Pool in Burnaby, B.C., which was named 2015 Facility of the Year by the BC Recreation and Parks Association.

She also led the design of the City Centre Community Centre in Richmond, B.C.; Wedgewood Park Aquatic Centre in St. John’s, Newfoundland; NexSource Centre in Sylvan Lake, Alberta; the Oliver Woods Community Recreation Centre in Nanaimo, B.C.; and the Poirier Sport and Leisure Complex in Coquitlam, B.C.

“Mary is talented architect, outstanding project manager, and inspiring leader at HDR | CEI Architecture,” says Mark Hentze, Vice President at HDR | CEI.

“She has proven again and again her ability to lead projects of significance and size, helping bring outstanding facilities to communities throughout the province, and beyond.”

“This promotion recognizes her talent and long-term dedication to the highest standards of design excellence and project delivery.”

A LEED Accredited architect, Mary has been invited to speak at various conferences and events on issues related to sports, recreation and community facility design. Topics included how the architectural process can use social media to engage communities to create facilities that accommodate local interests and priorities, and the future of recreational facilities.

In the past few years Mary has spoken at the Recreation Foundation of BC Conference in Harrison Hot Springs, the Athletic Business Conference in New Orleans, the IAKS (International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities) Congress in Germany, and the TAFISA (The Association for International Sport for All) World Congress in The Netherlands.

Mar

17

HDR | CEI Architecture hires two senior architects

Ulrich Geissler brings international design experience while John Etcher bolsters their impressive healthcare credentials

HDR | CEI Architecture Associates, Inc. has hired two new architects in senior roles in the firm’s Vancouver office.

Ulrich Geissler joins HDR | CEI as a senior project design architect. The LEED Accredited Professional has over 20 years of experience leading and creating projects from conceptual design to construction for a range of project types, including transportation, hospitality, mixed-use, commercial, high rises, museums and more. Ulrich brings an international pedigree to HDR | CEI, having lived in Switzerland and Hong Kong. He is fluent in English, German and French, and previously worked for Foster and Partners Hong Kong, and on projects in China, Vietnam, Macao, and elsewhere. Working in Vancouver for another firm since 2015, Ulrich has contributed to local projects including Marine Gateway 2, Willingdon residential development, Simon Fraser University residential project and more.

John Etcher joins HDR | CEI as a senior clinical healthcare planner, bolstering the firm’s depth of experience in the design of complex hospital and healthcare facilities. John has extensive experience on healthcare projects across Canada, including the Royal Columbian Hospital, Toronto Psychiatric Hospital, Timmins District Hospital, Abbotsford Hospital and Cancer Centre, and many more. He has worked closely with and for many health authorities and agencies across the country, providing him with a deep understanding of health clients’ needs and clinical processes.

“The addition of these two talented senior-level architects strengthens HDR | CEI’s ability to design and deliver successful significant projects to a range of clients,” says Bill Locking, Vice President, HDR | CEI.

“We are thrilled to have them join our team.”

Mar

7

HDR | CEI Working with PCL on New Valleyview Design-Build Project

HDR | CEI is working with PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. to redevelop the Riverview Lands site to house the Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre for Youth along with a Provincial Assessment Centre for people with develop mental disabilities.

The Ministry of Technology, Innovation and Citizens’ Services recently announced the proponent selection;

The Province has entered into a design-build agreement with PCL Constructors Westcoast Inc. following a competitive selection process. PCL will design and replace the old Valleyview Pavilion with a new building that will provide multi-disciplinary mental health services for British Columbians.

The B.C. government is investing $75 million in this new building, which will accommodate the Ministry of Children and Family Development’s Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre for Youth, which includes a complex care unit and a provincial outreach team. The building will also house Community Living BC’s Provincial Assessment Centre for people with developmental disabilities and concurrent mental health and or substance use disorders.

Read the full article here.