Verena Engel – Project Intern

Verena holds a BA in Architecture from Technical University of Munich (GER), with a year abroad at Victoria University of Wellington (NZ), and is currently completing her MSc in Management for Construction, Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Bauhaus-University in Weimar (GER).  She has 3 years of experience working within the areas strategic concepts and designs, conducting feasibility studies and building analyses. She is very passionate about finding innovative solutions for a sustainable development of the built environment. She has done projects using Design Thinking methods, which aim at obtaining a deeper understanding of the needs and objectives of all stakeholders of a project, and manage projects successfully.

Caitlyn Lowther - Project Coordinator

Caitlyn holds a BA in Geography and Environmental Studies from the University of
Victoria, with a focus on project management, community involvement and stakeholder
engagement.  She has over 6 years of experience providing friendly, personable service in the retail industry and has received awards of recognition by fellow employees, managers and clients for a positive attitude and commitment to excellent service.  She is highly articulate, enthusiastic and well spoken; able to multitask while maintaining a high degree of professionalism.  She is incredibly passionate about connecting with people, and aims to develop a solutions-based communication strategy in order to help both individuals and groups to achieve their goals.  

Annie Li - Director

Annie has 18 years of experience, ranging from project management, architecture, transportation, urban design, masterplanning and infrastructure development in Canada, UK, Europe, US and Asia.  She has held positions as a Senior Project Manager at MMM Group, a Consulting Engineering firm specializing in P3 projects, Associate Director for RBI, a Vancouver based sustainability firm, Urban Designer for Design for London (UK), the Mayor of London's Architecture & Urbanism Team in developing strategic masterplans, revitalizing town centres, conducted feasibility studies, business cases to quantify and create value for infrastructure projects.   ​Her broad background in the areas of urban design, architecture, infrastructure planning and engineering help to assist clients to integrate innovative sustainable business solutions and deliver successful projects.  Her passion is to help communities and create projects that not only add value but have a positive social and environmental impact.

Katie Jin - Project Manager

Katie has 8 years of experience in project management focused on project controls for  real estate development, oil and gas, business operations, marketing and education sectors with diverse international experience in Canada, Singapore, China, and South Korea.  She has conducted settlement payment for clients by applying in-depth cost analysis, reviewing contractual terms and conditions, negotiating, risk mitigation and liaising with clients and subcontractors. She has worked with First Nations communities on project controls on economic development projects.  She holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a specialization in Marketing.  She is currently pursuing her Professional Project Management (PMP) designation.  Katie is dedicated to serving in her community and volunteers in underserved community.