Perkins+Will's Vancouver Office Announces Promotions for 2015

The Vancouver office of Perkins+Will is pleased to announce that the following individuals have been appointed to leadership positions within the firm, recognizing their dedication to excellence in design, collaboration, innovation, sustainability and client service.

“We are proud to recognize the professional accomplishments of these valuable team members, who continually contribute to our office by focusing on our clients’ best interests and delivering the highest quality design--both in Vancouver and around the world.” -- Managing Director Susan Gushe

Promotions to Associate Principal include:
Jeff Doble, Architect AIBC, LEED® AP, is the Director of Transportation Design for Perkins+Will. His passion is to create transportation facilities that improve the urban environment. His most recent high-profile projects include: the preliminary design of seven stations along a new $2.1 billion LRT line in Ottawa, detailed design for Burquitlam and Lincoln stations on the Evergreen SkyTrain Line in Metro Vancouver, three major multi-modal transportation hubs in Saudi Arabia, and the Metro and Bus Rapid Transit system in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which will be one of the largest transit projects in the world.

Promotions to Senior Associate include:
Julie Verville, Architect AIBC, AAA, LEED® AP BD+C, is currently leading the office’s interior design team and applying her depth of experience to a 13,000 sm workplace project for a major tech company in downtown Vancouver. Her past projects include the award-winning, LEED® NC Gold Certified Samuel Brighouse Elementary School and the multi-phased Lethbridge Chinook Regional Hospital, which is the first project in Canada to use the USGBC-LEED for Healthcare rating system. Julie is heavily involved in the office’s Social Responsibility Initiative and is a member of the LEED Assessor team, where she offers senior technical support and quality assurance in English and French.

Andrew Thomson, RIBA, ARB, LEED® AP, brings more than 15 years of experience gained on a variety of mixed-use office, retail and residential projects in the UK, Canada and China.  In 2003, he relocated to Vancouver and began focusing on transportation projects. During this time, he has lead a wide range of projects for Vancouver International Airport, including the multiple phases of the Gateway Projects and the International Terminal Expansion Project. The award-winning results have helped the airport provide a legacy and platform to achieve their goal of becoming the preferred ‘gateway connecting the Asia-Pacific Region, North America, Europe and Latin America.’

Promotions to Associate include:
Max Richter, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, LEED AP® BD+C, has worked on a number of the firm’s most innovative and prominent urban mixed-use projects, including the VanDusen Botanical Garden Visitor Centre, the Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability, Marine Gateway, and the Church Street Development for Ryerson University. Max also brings ten years of experience on transit projects from around the globe on a number of project types including complex inter-modal transit facilities. Max regularly speaks and writes about sustainable design and healthy materials, and he recently co-authored an article on integrating academic research into the architectural design process.

Yehia Madkour, Architect AIBC, LEED® AP BD+C, has 12 years of experience that spans architecture, urban planning and interior design. Working around the globe, his recent projects include: the preliminary design of seven transit stations in Ottawa, four transit stations in Honolulu, the Bus Rapid Transit system in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, and a major multi-modal transportation hub also in Saudi Arabia. With a profound interest in digital technology, research, and the design process, Yehia currently co-directs a Computational Design Integration community, which provides leadership to the firm’s 24 offices worldwide. He co-authored a book titled “Parametric Design Beyond Complex Geometries,” and his work has been published and presented in Canada, the United States, Germany and the Middle East.