CALGARY, March 19, 2013 /CNW/ - After a long career with Zeidler
Partnership Architects, managing partner and architect Stephen
Carruthers announces his retirement. Michael Cojocar and Martin
Veenhoven will lead the Calgary studio, both principals with over 25
years of experience who bring global insight, integrity and innovation
to the architectural profession.
Tarek El-Khatib, senior partner at Zeidler, says, "This is a big change
in our firm. Steve's dedication leaves behind a legacy of memorable
projects, and I am confident that under this new guidance, our Calgary
team will continue to meet the standards of innovation, collaborative
engagement and service that our clients expect. Michael's and Martin's
passion for architecture will no doubt inspire the team."
Michael has led highly publicized public sector work and large mixed-use
developments. His career includes Canadian hospitality projects, such
as the Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise, and international
commissions in Kenya, Vietnam, Russia and Hungary. Michael is working
on the completion of The Bow Phase 1 and just starting design of the
Quarry Park Corporate Child Care Facility.
Martin has led the planning, design and construction of multi-million
dollar projects throughout western Canada and the Northwest
Territories, the U.S., Russia and China. As project manager and design
architect, Martin has recently completed several projects in Alberta:
EPCOR Tower, the Grand Prairie Library and Art Gallery, the Kainai
Peacemaking Centre, and the PennWest Towers in Calgary.
Susan Rigaux, office manager for Zeidler in Calgary, helped start the
satellite branch in 2001 and will continue overseeing business
About Zeidler Partnership Architects
Established in 1880, Zeidler is a leading Canadian architectural firm
with over 200 professionals in Toronto and seven offices worldwide.
Senior partners Tarek El-Khatib and Vaidila Banelis and six partners
lead a dedicated team that pursue quality as the foundation of their
practice. The firm's portfolio covers a range of work: convention and
civic centres, academic, healthcare and research centres, performing
arts centres, transportation infrastructure, and residential and
commercial properties for clients throughout North America, Europe,
Asia and the Middle East. Building on solid technical and construction
expertise, the firm's projects explore themes such as artistic
juxtaposition and social convergences.
SOURCE: Zeidler Partnership Architects
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