Kasian welcomes three new principals to its team

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Three Kasian offices are welcoming new team members. Sally Mills will be joining the firm’s Vancouver office; Sam Oboh will return to the Edmonton office; and Judy MacDougall will return to the Calgary office.

Sally Mills will join the firm’s Vancouver office as principal, effective Sept. 6, to help provide leadership to the office’s interior design team.

Sally brings over 30 years of design experience in the Vancouver market to this role, including acting in a business development capacity and leading design teams. She has worked with clients such as BC Hydro and the British Columbia Lottery Corporation, among others. Sally currently holds the position of Vice President of the Interior Designers of Canada and serves on the Advisory Board for the Interior Design program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Samuel Óghale Oboh (Sam Oboh) has returned to the Edmonton office in the role of principal, effective August 2. In this role, he will provide insight and leadership in the firm’s many market sectors.

Sam has over 24 years of experience designing and managing projects and initiatives in the private and public sectors in Canada and abroad. Sam was part of Kasian’s team between 2007 and 2010 before moving to Public Services and Procurement Canada, where he served as prime architect and Regional Manager of the Architecture and Engineering Centre of Expertise in the Western Region. While there, he helped establish a new Architecture and Engineering Centre of Expertise with over 50 professionals and technical experts. In 2015, Sam was named president of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and is the first person of African descent to achieve this honour.

Judith (Judy) MacDougall was brought back to the Calgary office as principal, effective July 18. In this role, she will provide insight and leadership in Kasian’s diverse market sectors.

Judy brings over 20 years of experience and a track record of delivering complex projects on time and budget while maintaining architectural integrity throughout the design and construction phases. Judy specializes in community-based, institutional and commercial mixed-use projects, which she creates to help facilitate learning, personal development and social engagement. She is passionate about sustainable design and has been a leader in this area for many years.

Judy has worked on several high-profile projects, including the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts in Vancouver. Judy was previously part of Kasian’s team from 2003 and 2010, where she led the Taylor Family Digital Library and the University of Calgary’s LEED Platinum Child Development Centre projects. Judy serves as co-chair of the Alberta Association of Architects Legislation Committee and is a sessional instructor with the University of Calgary’s Faculty of Environmental Design.

“The team at Kasian has an enormous amount of experience and knowledge,” said Sally, in a press release. “I am confident that Kasian will continue to optimize a client’s real estate, enhance collaboration, build brand and culture and promote well-being.”

Photo from left to right: Sally Mills, Sam Oboh, Judy MacDougall.

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