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People

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Peter Atkinson

Peter is a Principal at Human Studio Architecture and Urban Design.  Prior to Human Studio he was an associate at Dialog where he spent the previous twelve years, six years in Calgary, and six years in Vancouver.  In his role at Dialog,  Pete led multiple large projects, including the 80,000sqft / $33m Seaspan Head Office project, and the 123,000sqft / $52m Nature’s Path Foods Head Office project.  Pete was also one of the firm’s key Sustainable Design Leaders, having developed a significant amount of experience in designing and delivering large scale, high performing sustainable projects, including the EEEL Building for the U of C, and the LEED Platinum UBC Student Nest. Pete also sat on DIALOG’s Green Practice Roundtable that set the strategic sustainability direction for the 600+ firm, and was key in the firm’s decision to adopt the AIA’s 2030 Commitment to make the entire firm’s design portfolio carbon neutral by 2030. He brings this passion and rigour with respect to advanced green design to Human Studio. 

Pete is passionate about using built form to create regenerative environments that increase our overall well-being, both locally, and at the global climate impact level.

 
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Bruce Haden

Bruce is a Principal at Human Studio Architecture and Urban Design. Prior to that he was a Principal at Dialog’s Vancouver Studio (Formerly Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden).  Bruce was a leader for DIALOG on multiple widely recognized projects, including the globally published and awarded Nk’Mip Desert Cultural Centre, the LEED Platinum UBC Student Nest Building (with B+H), and the Vancouver House tower (with the Bjarke Ingels Group).  Bruce is also working on a book on an inhabitation based (as opposed to form based) approach to creating activated urban spaces:  “Urban Magnets”.  Bruce is very active in the community.  He is a founding board member of the Urbanarium. He has twice chaired the City of Vancouver Urban Design Panel and he assisted both Waterfront Toronto and the City of Toronto in setting up Design Review Panels. Bruce taught at the UBC School of Architecture and was the Vancouver correspondent to Canadian Architect Magazine for ten years. In addition, Bruce was the Design Correspondent for CBC Radio’s Early Edition for two years, and had a regular design spot on Roundhouse Radio in 2016 through 2017. He was a member of Vancouver Foundation’s Four Pillars Fund and is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver.

Bruce is passionate about human engagement as a central objective of design, both for fostering creative entrepreneurialism and for social health.

 
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Maia Low

Maia is Studio Lead of Human Studio. Maia’s career has focussed on community development and heritage renewal.  Prior to Human Studio, Maia ran her own business for seven years out of her studio in Victoria, BC. At the firm DIALOG, where she worked previously, Maia worked intimately on the new Chilliwack Secondary School – widely recognized as a model in school design. As well, she was project architect for the highly successful Schoolhouse in Strathcona and River Market neighbourhood regeneration projects. In the community, Maia served as Chair of Granville Island Trust, which oversees one of Canada’s most important public places. Currently, she volunteers with Ballet BC.

At Human Studio, Maia is responsible for managing the firm’s day to day operations and nurturing its growth and progressive outlook.

 
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Pamela Doherty

Pamela is an Architect at Human Studio Architecture + Urban Design. Prior to Human Studio Pamela was practicing in Sydney Australia for 3 years and at KMBR Architects in Vancouver, for 8 years. In her role as an associate at KMBR she led design teams on education, commercial and healthcare projects including the LEED Certified College of the Rockies South Entrance Expansion, Collingwood Senior School and the British Columbia Nurses Union Education Centre.

Committed to sustainable building, she is a LEED AP, is pursuing Passive House Designer certification and currently sits on the 2018 Passive House Canada Conference Committee. A proponent of life-long learning, she is former member of the A4Le (formerly CEFPI) BC Chapter executive and a published co-author and speaker on 21st century learning environments. Pamela also has design experience and special interest in optimizing health and aged-care environments that enrich the quality of life of the users.

With a passion for community architecture and design for places where we live, learn and heal, her practice is founded on balancing the role of architecture, as a tool for empowerment, well-being and a powerful catalyst for social connection, with the need for materials and resources to make a positive contribution to humanity.

 
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Andrew Lockhart

Experienced in delivering complex, multi-use projects, Andrew is skilled in balancing the needs of users, owners and stakeholders with building functionality and architectural expression. Andrew has developed projects in the post secondary, K-12, long-term care and mental health sectors with a focus on projects impacting the public realm. Andrew relocated from Toronto in June 2017, his notable projects include Maple Grove Elementary for the Vancouver Board of Education (on-going), George Street Revitalization Project for the City of Toronto Long-Term Care and Shelter Support and Housing Divisions (on-going), the North Campus Backfill Project A for the Humber College School of Applied Sciences (completed 2017), renovations to three of the Toronto French School campuses (completed 2016), and the interior fit-out for the George Hull Centre for Children and Families (completed 2015). Working within a variety of contexts, Andrew takes a keen interest in the analysis and documentation of existing assets and patterns embedded within project sites.

Andrew’s approach to architecture is informed by his undergraduate focus on building science and unique on-site experience working with major Canadian construction companies including PCL Constructors Canada and Buttcon Limited, gaining unique insight into issues of build-ability and construction staging.

Andrew is a registered Architect in British Columbia and Ontario.

 
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Bryan He

Bryan just joined us on Tuesday. Give us a chance to get him a bio.

 

Jamie Banks

Jamie Banks is a champ.

 

Charlea Greig

Charlea just joined us on Tuesday too! Bio coming!