Kevin Harrison is the Principal at _SA with over 17 years of experience in the profession. Kevin’s passion in his work lies in the creative design process and how this process can be executed through comprehensive project management. Kevin is a LEED Accredited Professional whose technological background enhances the ability of a project design to come to fruition with synchronization. He has worked on numerous award-winning projects of varying scale and programme and maintains an emphasis on the creative design process, where the integration of a design into the public realm is paramount. Prior to becoming Principal of the firm, Kevin’s experience as project lead, design architect, and project manager has garnered successful completion of many significant projects within the office. Much of this is attributed to the tireless efforts of community engagement, client coordination, consultant coordination, coordination of the permitting process through jurisdictional Business Units, and coordination of construction documentation through administration. In his time outside the office, Kevin is an avid sports enthusiast and has a passion for the arts. This passion is evident with his Board of Directors position at The GRAND, which he has held since April 2016.
Kayla Browne is a Senior Associate at _SA who has lived and worked in numerous offices in different cities around the world. She believes no project is too large or too small to warrant a thoughtful solution and a well-researched concept. She feels passionately about sound and sustainable design principals with an emphasis on collaboration. Kayla was a founding partner with BOLD Architecture; a firm which focused on food and beverage, retail, office, commercial, and event spaces. These projects require thoughtful integration of marketing and branding, which build upon her education in a Bachelor of Commerce. Recently BOLD has formed a partnership with _SA, where both firms complement each other’s strengths. She has over nine years of experience through all phases of architectural design and management including: conceptual design visioning, design development, construction management, project management. Kayla effectively communicates design intent within the team, coordinates with engineers and specialty consultants, and delivers high quality solutions in a collaborative environment. She successfully works with clients and their representatives at all levels, and ensures the clients brand representation is accurately communicated.
Jeremy Sturgess is a Partner at _SA with over 40 years of experience as an architect. Jeremy has contributed to Canadian architecture at a variety of levels. He is known for his ability to create urban design master plans and buildings responsible to an urban design vision. He has been recognized locally, nationally, and internationally for his work, which includes housing at all scales, civic and commercial buildings, and tourism and hospitality projects. With every project that Jeremy is involved in he ensures a high level of understanding and sensitivity to not only the immediate site context but also the grander vision of the project and how it contributes to the community. In 1997, Jeremy Sturgess was appointed to the Royal Canadian Academy of Arts in recognition of his consistent collaboration with artists in architectural projects, and in particular for the artistic quality of his architecture. In 2012 he was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal, recognizing his contribution to art and architecture in Canada.
Darren Polanski is a Senior Associate at _SA and is a registered Architect with the Alberta Association of Architects, and a LEED Accredited Professional. He has twelve years of experience in single-family, multi-family, mixed-use, infrastructure, and Light Rail Transit (LRT) projects. He is currently responsible for managing the architecture, stations and facilities, and urban integration for the new LRT line expansion in Calgary (The Green Line). He has worked on numerous award-winning projects including transit projects short-listed for the World Architecture Festival (2012, and 2018). He has experience working collaboratively and effectively with large, integrated teams of engineering consultants, planners, clients, and private and public stakeholders. He actively participates in public engagement events, and often represents the project and client in public forums. He leads projects with a flexible methodology, and believes certain aspects of the design should remain fluid and responsive to constraints which may change during the course of a project. When challenged with making key decisions during design development, he often uses decision-making tools to create resolution and record critical paths.
Lindsay is an Associate at _SA and is a registered Intern Architect with the Alberta Association of Architects and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. She is actively involved in many community initiatives and participates in the university accreditation process for the Canadian Architectural Certification Board. Lindsay has worked on numerous projects at varying scales and programme including cultural, recreational, civic, multi-family, transit, and commercial developments. Lindsay has a broad spectrum of experience and skillset which enable her to deliver conceptual design, design development, and project coordination. She is currently the design lead and project coordinator on the Green Line LRT Expansion for the Centre City Underground Stations. She is also the project manager for STEPS multifamily development in Calgary, currently in construction administration phase. Her previous work on the Edmonton Valley Zoo has been recognized by Canadian Architect with an award for excellence.
Josh is a Senior Associate and has worked at _SA for the past fifteen years. A graduate from Architectural Technology at SAIT, Josh has developed a strong understanding and a critical eye for technical drawings and details. He has an exceptional skill set for the planning, production and execution of construction drawings. At _SA, Josh manages the technology department and is a critical player in the adaptation of new technologies. With the emergence of Building Information Modeling (BIM), Josh has become an industry leader in the adoption of this revolutionary technology, allowing for unparalleled visualization and coordination of project designs.