Additional leadership strength will drive growth and expand Kasian's
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
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SOURCE: Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd.
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