Teresa Coady to join Kasian as Chief Operating Officer

Additional leadership strength will drive growth and expand Kasian's capabilities

VANCOUVER, Oct. 17, 2013 /CNW/ - Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd (Kasian), announced today that Teresa Coady has been appointed to the position of Chief Operating Officer (COO). Ms. Coady will complement Kasian's existing leadership team as the firm continues to expand its geographic reach and strengthen its design capabilities. Ms. Coady will assume responsibility for driving Kasian's operations alongside the senior leadership team across Canada and Internationally.

"Throughout my career, I've striven to be at the forefront of integrated design. My vision has always been to work collaboratively to design buildings as an integrated whole and I am so pleased that my beliefs are perfectly aligned with Kasian's core values of community, collaboration and innovation. Stepping into the COO position is a perfect fit for both myself and the firm," notes Ms. Coady.

Teresa Coady joins Kasian after having served 20 years as the President and Founding Partner of Bunting Coady Architects, one of Canada's leading sustainable architectural design practices. Under Coady's leadership, by 2007, Bunting Coady Architects had more square footage of LEED®-NC Gold certified institutional and commercial projects than any other firm in North America.

Don Kasian, President of Kasian, on the appointment of Ms. Coady, commented "Teresa is a visionary and trusted leader in the architectural community, both nationally and internationally. We are extremely fortunate to inherit her expertise as a pioneer of the Integrated Design Process (IDP). The entire Kasian team looks forward to working alongside her to strengthen our firm's design capabilities and project delivery excellence."

A registered architect in Canada and the United States, Teresa Coady pioneered the Integrated Design Process (IDP), which was first presented by her at the Globe 1998 Conference. The IDP successfully involves the client in all aspects of design and construction, and was instrumental in the development of such landmark projects as the award-winning UBC Life Sciences Centre, UBCO School of Engineering, the NRC Institute for Fuel Cell Innovation and the Vancouver Port Authority Head Office. Ms. Coady is an active Advisory Board Member with the United Nations Environment Programme's Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) and also sits on the Board of the International Initiative for a Sustainable Built Environment (iiSBE).

Teresa Coady will be based in Kasian's Vancouver office.

Kasian is one of the leading 100 architecture, interior design and planning firms in the world, with offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Regina, Toronto, Doha and Shanghai. Our goal is to harness the collective expertise and imagination of our global team of innovative professionals to find feasible solutions to the complex questions posed by our clients. We employ an integrated, collaborative approach to design to create exceptional places and sustainable environments for people everywhere. Our award-winning projects range from the most advanced children's hospital in the world, to master plans for the most densely populated cities on the planet. To learn more, please visit us at www.kasian.com.

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SOURCE: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.

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