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Gavin joined Montgomery Sisam in 2012, bringing with him over a decade of national and international experience in the design of healthy, engaging spaces for those with special needs.
Prior to joining our team, Gavin’s experience included the Humber River Regional Hospital, Markham Stouffville Hospital, as well as the Abilities Centre in Whitby, Ontario. These projects provided him with unique insight into the application of best practice and LEAN planning principles when designing for a variety of needs including acute care, children’s treatment and mental health.
Throughout his time here, Gavin has been the Project Manager for the Planning, Design, and Compliance team of the McMaster Children’s Health Centre, which will provide functional program space supporting a wide variety of programs and services. Gavin’s strong communication and facilitation skills have been an asset to this project. He has a reputation for employing innovative strategies to build consensus amongst complex stakeholder and user groups. In addition, Gavin was responsible for writing the Project Specific Output Specification and effectively incorporating material from many other disciplines.
As an expert in sustainable and energy efficient design, Gavin’s talents have also been applied to the West Don Lands 2015 Toronto Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village, as well as the Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, where he ensured the clients’ sustainable goals were captured in the project requirements.
Gavin has presented at several conferences, including CleanMed 2012 and Sustainable Buildings Canada: Greener, Healthier, High Performance Healthcare Facilities, where he discussed his work on developing holistic, whole building and planning solutions. His extensive research examines how leveraging sustainable design strategies can result in significant long term operation savings while supporting a forward-thinking approach to evidence-based clinical practice.
Trent University: Bachelor of Arts, 1998
University of Toronto: Master of Architecture, 2004
Member: LEED Accredited Professional
Ron Joyce Children’s Health Centre
Peel Memorial Centre for Integrated Health and Wellness, PDC
2015 Pan/Parapan American Games Athletes’ Village, PDC
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health Phase 1C, PDC