Robert Parlane and Leonard Rodrigues Join GHMA
GHMA is pleased to announce that Robert Parlane and Leonard Rodrigues have joined the firm to help strengthen our work in the post-secondary sector.
Robert Parlane, Architect AIBC, MRAIC, ARCUK, LEED AP BD+C, has been a qualified architect for over 22 years, with considerable experience in both post-secondary institutions and private sector research facilities. His strong passion for sustainability, simple design and love of detail also have major roles in his architectural work.
Robert combined his experience in the post-secondary sector and his passion for sustainability, becoming the Project Architect responsible for the Jim Pattison Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Technologies for Okanagan College, one of the largest projects in Canada targeting the Living Building Challenge, which includes net-zero energy and water use. Robert places strong emphasis on the need for genuine team work within the design process to find holistic solutions to the complex problems such building types present.
Leonard Rodrigues, Architect AIBC, AAA, RPP, MCIP, FRAIC is both an architect and a planner. Len’s professional life has focused on City Design, Master Planning and Facilities for Education. He has been involved with large scale city and campus planning projects including the City of Calgary Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan and the planning for the 880 acres of the Currie Barracks lands developed by Canada Lands Corporation in partnership with the City of Calgary – a highly successful and paradigm shifting project for the City of Calgary. He served as head of Urban Design for the City of Calgary as well as an urban design consultant.
With over 30 years of experience, Len has been involved with Higher Education exclusively over the last two decades. He has an extensive knowledge of Post Secondary Educational planning both from a consultant’s perspective as well as an owner’s. In both capacities he has been responsible for educational building design, institutional governance, procurement and delivery methodologies, master planning, programming, campus sustainability, and the development of a high quality campus experience for a number of institutions.
The experience and passion both Robert and Len bring to their work is exemplary and we look forward to their contributions to the success of GHMA.