January 24, 2008
It has come to our attention that an earlier press release of July 3, 2007 contained some unintended misstatements and ambiguities.
Kasian’s expansion into Ontario with the opening of offices in Toronto and Waterloo involved the acquisition of RHL Architects Ltd., not the acquisition of RHL Architects Inc. as was unfortunately stated in the earlier press release. Further, RHL Architects Ltd. was not the largest firm in the Region of Waterloo and did not create such Kitchener landmarks as the Centre in the Square, the Public Library and eight of the city’s 13 high schools (the “Landmarks”). Architectural services for the creation of these Landmarks were provided by RHL Architects Inc., a firm in which Malcolm Lobban, current Kasian principal, was a principal prior to his joining RHL Architects Ltd.
It has also come to our attention that the promotional book distributed to a number of our clients (the “Book”) contained references to three projects that were incorrectly identified. While Shanghai East China University of Science and Technology, Open Text Inc. Corporate Head Office and Kitchener Fire Station No.4 (the “Projects”) are all projects to which current Kasian principals or associates made significant contributions, architectural services for these three Projects were provided by RHL Architects Inc. not RHL Architects Ltd. or Kasian.
Specifically, Malcolm Lobban was the Partner-in-Charge of both the Kitchener Fire Station No. 4 and the Shanghai East China University of Science and Technology projects, and Peter Streith was the Associate-in-Charge of the Open Text Inc. Corporate Head Office project.
These misstatements were unintended and Kasian regrets any confusion that they may have caused.