What's your favourite DIALOG initiative?
GLOO (an internal quarterly publication), because it recognizes that people, perspective, and culture create ideas. DIALOG has an amazing culture of exchange and curiosity and GLOO helps to reveal this and capture some of the energy that is just part of our day to day creative exchange.
What’s one skill (outside of work) that you’d like to learn?
I’m learning Dutch which doesn’t seem to help much when I travel to France each summer.
Where's your happy place?
Whaletown, British Columbia

Kevin originally joined DIALOG in 2005 and, following excursions into the field, returned to DIALOG in 2020.  His 15 years of planning and Urban Design experience has resulted in award winning work in Canada and the United States as well as numerous meaningful collaborations with clients and project partners.

Kevin’s creative approach to project work and his philosophy that culture shapes cities means that he actively seeks to link the idea of community and place to physical form and design.  Kevin’s work is centred on design at the City and District scale leading to work on master plans, design guidelines, complex rezonings, and neighbourhood plans.  His collaborators appreciate his commitment to bring in and honour broad participation in the design process.  His curiosity to engage with practitioners outside of the traditional boundaries of planning and urban design motivates teams and leads to inspiring, ideas-driven design.

Over the years, Kevin has been an active volunteer for cultural initiatives in Vancouver such as the Pacific Cinematheque and the Vancouver Biennale.  He has served as an adjunct professor at UBC SALA’s Masters of Urban Design Program, spoken as a panelist for Spacing Magazine, presented work at the Canadian Institute of Planners National Planning Conference, and provided Urban Design commentary on CBC Radio.  Kevin is a Registered Professional Planner and Member of the Canadian Institute of Planners.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts University of British Columbia
  • MA, Planning UBC School of Community and Regional Planning

Awards

2019 National Award of Merit, The Canadian Institute of Planners

2014 Silver Medal, The Planning Institute of British Columbia

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