July 25, 2012

Kasian Principal to Head Alberta Association of Architects

Creation of Safe and Sustainable Spaces and Communities Remains Ongoing Priority
For Immediate Release

Kasian, a leading global architecture, design and planning firm, is pleased to announce that Edmonton Principal Peter Streith, an Architect with the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA), has been appointed President of the Association. Founded in 1906, the AAA is a self-governing professional body charged under the Architects Act with the registration and regulation of the practice of architects and licensed interior designers. The Association is responsible for ensuring that the built environment remains safe for the public in the Province of Alberta. The Association’s main focus over the coming year will be to review the current Architects Act to ensure its provisions remain relevant in our evolving society, as well as growing and strengthening the architectural and interior design profession in Alberta.

A resident of the greater Edmonton area, Peter Streith has over 20 years of professional experience in providing architectural and planning services on a wide range of institutional and large-scale commercial projects in Canada and Europe. He spearheaded the development of a needs assessment and campus master plan for the hundred year old Lakeland College in Alberta, creating a thirty year strategy for the redevelopment of buildings and facilities at Canada’s only inter-provincial college. Peter was also Principal in Charge for the development of the $14 Million Library and Student Forum at the University of Alberta Augustana campus, western Canada’s premier public liberal arts and sciences facility. As well as his affiliation with the AAA, Peter is also a member of the Ontario Association of Architects, the Northwest Territories Association of Architects and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. He is affiliated with the Canadian Architectural Licensing Authorities and serves on the International Relations Committee, which is currently negotiating mutual recognition agreements with the European Union as well as Pacific Rim Countries.

About Kasian

Kasian is one of the leading 100 architecture, interior design and planning firms in the world, with offices in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary, Toronto, Abu Dhabi, Mumbai and Shanghai. Our goal is to harness the collective expertise and imagination of our global team of innovative professionals to find feasible solutions to the complex questions posed by our clients. \We employ an integrated, collaborative approach to design to create exceptional places and sustainable environments for people everywhere. Our award-winning projects range from the most advanced children’s hospital in the world, to master plans for the most densely populated cities on the planet. \To learn more, please visit us at www.kasian.com