January 15, 2020

James Rice promoted to Principal for Kasian Toronto Office

For Immediate Release

Kasian is thrilled to announce the promotion of James Rice, OAA, MArch, MRAIC, Dip. Arch. Tech. to Principal in our Kasian Toronto office effective November 7, 2019. Having joined in 2007 as an original member of the Kasian Ontario team, James has been instrumental in the growth of the firm and in leading the design and development of some of Kasian’s notable projects.

With more than 15 years of design experience, James’ focus has been on commercial, mixed-use, healthcare, and institutional projects as well as leading significant P3 healthcare and transportation projects in Ontario, including the Gordie Howe International Bridge Crossing and the Metrolinx Milton Corridor—Station Operations West Facility. James has also led multi-million-dollar healthcare pursuits, including the St. Joseph’s Health Care London Specialized Mental Health Care and Forensic Mental Health Care, New Oakville Hospital, and Joseph Brant Hospital, to name a few.

James is currently spearheading the design of the Scott Mission Redevelopment in downtown Toronto and a mixed-use residential development alongside the Danish firm, CEBRA, for Streetcar Development. In addition, James is playing a leading role in the overall design for the QEII Health Sciences Redevelopment project and the new Bayers Lake Community Outpatient Centre, both located in Halifax, NS. Along with his innate leadership, design, and mentorship skills, James serves as a member of the Region of Waterloo Joint Design Review Panel.

“I’m excited to continue my work in fostering a collaborative working environment with both my teammates at Kasian and with our clients on their projects, and promoting design excellence at Kasian,” notes James Rice. “The promotion to Principal is recognition of the work and effort put into establishing and growing the Toronto office these last 12 years.”

James received an Architectural Technology Diploma from Algonquin College in 1996, a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Carleton in 2002, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto in 2007.  Prior to joining Kasian, James worked in Ottawa for Murray and Murray Associates before moving to work with Richard Limmert Architect Inc on award-winning projects in the Ottawa region.  Upon moving to Toronto, James worked at Montgomery Sisam Architects on both mixed use and long-term care projects.

“I’m thrilled to welcome James as a Principal in our Toronto office,” comments Don Kasian, President and CEO. “Along with being an excellent project leader, James is a strong collaborator and has played a vital role in mentoring our architects and designers. I know the Toronto team is excited to have James at the leadership level and to continue his extraordinary work as a design leader.”

Since its founding in 1983, Kasian has grown to become one of the world’s top 100 integrated design firms. With 250+ team members in offices in Vancouver, Victoria, Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto, and Doha, we engage with clients locally and abroad in all market sectors. Our services include architecture, interior design and planning with specialization in the following sectors: Healthcare, Commercial, Workplace, Public, and Seniors. For more information, please visit us at www.kasian.com.

For further information, contact:
Alicia Cornford, 604-631-4543