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Perkins+Will Congratulates Principal Inducted into RAIC College of Fellows and the Vancouver Office’s Newest Promotions

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Perkins+Will congratulates Vancouver office Principal David Dove for having been inducted into the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s (RAIC) College of Fellows, class of 2017. David joins Susan Gushe, managing director of the Vancouver office, who was inducted into the College of Fellows in 2015.

The RAIC’s College of Fellows bestows Fellowship in recognition of outstanding achievement. Criteria include design excellence, exceptional scholarly contribution, or distinguished service to the profession or the community.

“At every stage of his career I have known David to be both passionate about the profession and dedicated to achieving the highest outcomes,” says Susan Gushe. “We are delighted to congratulate David on this truly honourable recognition.”

Over his 25-year career, David has made many meaningful contributions to the profession. As a head of the Vancouver office’s Corporate, Commercial and Civic practice, David has led a wide range of projects across disciplines, ranging from interior design to architecture to large-scale infrastructure and master planning. Earning Lieutenant Governor Medal Awards in Architecture, two of his most notable projects include Saywell and Blusson Halls at Simon Fraser University, and the City of White Rock Operations Building--Canada’s first LEED-NC Gold certified project and an AIA/COTE Top Ten Green Project. David currently serves as Chair of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation Board of Directors and is serving his second term as an elected Council Member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.

David, along with the rest of the Class of 2017, was honoured at the RAIC/OAA Festival of Architecture in Ottawa in May.

In addition to David’s recognition, Perkins+Will also congratulates the following leaders in the Vancouver office. Advancement in the firm’s Leadership Program requires successful achievement in leadership ethics and values, excellence in design, marketing, entrepreneurial and strategic thinking, and collaboration.

"We are pleased to recognize the contributions and leadership of our newest principals and associates,” says Susan Gushe. “These individuals have demonstrated actions, vision, and ideas towards advancing the firm’s growth, brand, and culture.”

Promotion to Principal:
Dynamic, authentic, and generous, Rod Maas joined the firm more than 20 years ago and currently serves as Technical Director of the Vancouver office. With almost 30 years of experience, Rod’s proficiency for building strong relationships allow him to lead complex projects effectively with great skill, successfully delivering a project that embodies the client's goals and aspirations.

Promotion to Associate Principal:
Fulfilling the role of Director of Operations for the Vancouver office, Jocelyne Belisle is a thoughtful and enabling leader dedicated to excellence in project delivery. With almost 20 years of experience in the profession, Jocelyne is instrumental in ensuring the office delivers on its key strategic objectives and vision.

Promotion to Associate:
Intelligent, strategic, and visionary, Kari Dow is a Senior Urban Designer with a passion for research and over 10 years of experience in urban design and sustainable community planning. Kari’s qualities are an asset to the delivery of complex projects that focus on collaborating with stakeholders and the community to create vibrant, sustainable, and equitable urban environments for future generations to come.

Nathaniel Nacionales is a knowledgeable, trusted, and determined Senior Project Manager with over a decade of experience delivering a wide variety of projects worldwide. Nathaniel’s strong facilitation and communication skills are invaluable to the successful delivery of large, complex, multi-stakeholder projects.