TORONTO, Nov. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - By bolstering its team with senior leaders who have successfully delivered complex projects throughout Canada and globally, Arup's Toronto office is investing in its ability to provide the highest-quality service to clients in multiple market sectors.
With the founding of a multidisciplinary building engineering practice in October 2011 and the continued development of its existing infrastructure, aviation and transport practices, the Toronto office has grown 25% over the past 12 months. Due in part to recent project wins such as the 2015 Pan Am Games stadia and velodrome and the Champlain Bridge (Montreal) business case, further expansion is expected in 2013.
Richard Terry, the new leader of the office's building engineering practice, joins from the London office (taking over the role from John Bachelor, who has transferred to Copenhagen). An Arup principal and structural engineer with over three decades of international experience, he has successfully led the engineering design of prominent large-scale projects including the refurbishment of London's Embankment Place and the redevelopment of Zurich's airport. Richard formerly served as a director of the London office and was a member of the board for the firm's UK region (which also encompasses the Middle East and Africa).
Darryl Doucet has also joined the Toronto team as business leader for the building engineering practice. A mechanical engineer with over two decades of technical and managerial experience in the Canadian market, his role is to focus on client service and engagement, as well as broaden awareness of Arup's integrated multidisciplinary services.
We have also brought Catherine Belanger to the office as an associate principal. Catherine is a mechanical engineer with a background in project management and mechanical building services design, including specialized experience in healthcare design. In her current role she manages the delivery of large and complex projects, beginning with the Pan Am 2015 stadia and velodrome venues.
In addition, Toronto structural engineer Hassan Ally has been promoted to associate principal. The leader of the office's structural group, Hassan has been heavily involved in the design and management of ambitious projects around the world. He is heading our design team for the 2015 Pan Am Games venues, and is lead structural engineer for design of the York University and Vaughan Metropolitan Centre Subway stations on Toronto's Yonge-Spadina Line extension.
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