In the spring of 2018, Meghan Bannon (MArch ’11) joined with Tara Marshall (MArch ’09) and Landon Anholt (BID) to create FORT Architecture Inc., based in Calgary. FORT is a full-service architecture and interior design firm. Focusing mainly on hospitality, retail and food and beverage design, they have also created a separate division for residential and small-scale projects.
Bryan Langlands (MArch ’92) is a Principal at NBBJ New York. NBBJ is a leading architecture and design firm dedicated to improving the way society heals, works and thrives. Just recently NBBJ was recognized by Fast Company magazine in 2018 as the “Most Innovative Architecture Firm in the World”. Bryan, an accomplished healthcare programmer, planner and designer of academic medical centers, specialty centers and community hospitals, has been named one of the “HCD10”, Healthcare Design magazine annual awards. He was awarded Team MVP for his work with others on the FGI guidelines, and the emergency department alternative treatment space.
Shallyn was born and raised on PEI and graduated with a Masters in Architecture from Dalhousie University in 2012. Her background includes a Bachelor of Environmental Design from Dalhousie University and a diploma in Engineering from the University of Prince Edward Island/Deakin University in Australia. Shallyn worked as a student architect at Iredale Architecture in Victoria, BC and after graduation worked at BGHJ Architects where she was involved with the programming and design of many contemporary office spaces and commercial projects. Shallyn became a registered Architect in 2014 and created Nine Yards Studio with partner Silva Stojak in 2017. Nine Yards Studio was recently been awarded an RAIC Urban Design Award for their Urban Beehive project in Charlettown, led by Shallyn.
John Ting (BArch ’83) is a partner at A.I.M. and associates (Singapore), an award winning multidisciplinary firm in with offices across Asia. After obtaining his architectural education at the University of Toronto and Dalhousie University (TUNS), John returned to Singapore and joined the firm in 1984, becoming partner in 1988. Read on to learn about his career path and some great memories from days gone by that you may remember too!
StudioAC leadership is comprised of Andrew Hill (MArch ’12), Jennifer Kudlats (MArch ’10) and Reza Nik (MArch ’13). The practice, located in Toronto, was founded in 2015 and has since received numerous accolades: appearing in several publications internationally and recently included on Azure Magazine’s list of 30 Canadian Architecture Firms Breaking New Ground! StudioAC strives to create impactful architecture that speaks to its context at a multitude of scales. They believe that good design can bring people together, enhance a community, help businesses to flourish and create landmarks within a city.
Jennifer Watts (MURP ’96) was recently appointed CEO of Immigrant Services Association of Nova Scotia (ISANS), the largest immigrant serving agency in Atlantic Canada. Jennifer previously held the position of Director, Settlement and Integration at ISANS. ISANS provides a wide range of programs and services including resettlement, language, employment, business development, employer engagement, community integration and online programs both pre and post arrival.
Omar Gandhi (BEDS’03, MArch’05) is a Canadian architect raised in Brampton, Ontario currently practicing and residing in both Halifax and Toronto. Gandhi started his own design studio, Omar Gandhi Architect Inc., in 2010 and became a registered architectural practice in 2012. The studio has been the subject of local, national and international publication.
Peter Yeadon (BEDS’87, MArchFP’89) is committed to maintaining a balance between teaching, research and practice. At the Rhode Island School of Design, he teaches courses that exploit advanced technologies to spur design innovation. He is known for his pursuit of new applications for novel materials, particularly smart materials and nanotechnology.
An early passion for architecture and design has led Judyann Obersi (BEDS‘95, MArch’97) on a amazing entrepreneurial based career path culminating in her newest partnership: Habit Studio. Learn about her journey, the unique aspects of her practice and the exciting projects she is currently engaged with, in the following Q&A.
Originally from Winnipeg, Susan Doreen Turner (BEDS’87, MArchFP’89) is an associate and Historic Preservation Leader at Bailey Edward Design in Chicago. She was elevated to Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) in 2016 for her work in Historic Preservation.