Principal at almas + associates limited since 1974. Senior Design Associate at ElaArc Architectural Services inc., DISI Homes inc., an international real estate and design-build contractor and Basadur Centre for Applied Creativity. Design expertise and experience includes managing change, resolving complex problems and facilitating innovation. A 52-year inter-disciplinary design career in architectural systems and contract furniture design, creative problem-solving design management, functional programming and corporate interior design, gerontology products and environments, and micro-credit programs development in Latin America, Eastern Europe, The Middle East, Africa and Southern Russia
Holds Design Canada Prix de Distinction, the Government of Manitoba Premier’s Design Awards and the Ontario College of Art Medal for Proficiency in Industrial Design. Has presented at international Design conferences in Latin America, Europe, Scandinavia, Canada and the U.S.A. and co-investigated geriatric seating research for the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CHIR). Acquired staff design experience at Herman Miller, Butler Manufacturing Company, and Walt Disney Studios. Graduate of OCAD University, (Industrial Design, honors), Associate of The Ontario College of Art, professional and executive board member of the Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario, the Association of Canadian Industrial Designers and a retired member of the Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario.