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Our People




Our People



 

William R. (Bill) Kumlin

Architect, AAA, AIBC, RAIC, SAA – Principal


Bill Kumlin is one of the founding partners of Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio.  He has been in the construction industry for over 35 years and as a registered architect for over 25 years.  He has been in private practice since 1998, 17 years before joining Barry Sullivan to form the Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio.

 Bill began his career as an architectural technologist before becoming an architect and still maintains a close connection to the technical side of the building industry, and the construction drawings required to communicate the designs to the contractor and his trades.  His main focus has been on small projects in the form of renovations, tenant improvements, building additions and upgrades.  He has worked in all sectors of the industry, but recently his focus his been on office and industrial clients.

 

Barry D. Sullivan
Architect, AAA, AIBC, RAIC, SAA – Principal


Barry Sullivan is one of the founding partners of Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio.  He has been in the architectural business for over 20 years.  He has been in private practice since 2015 when he joined with Bill Kumlin to form the Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio.
 
Barry began his career as an architectural technologist before becoming an architect and still maintains a close connection to the technical side of the building industry, and the construction drawings required to communicate the designs to the contractor and his trades.   His main focus has been on large scale projects and developments.  He has worked in all sectors of the industry, but recently his focus his been primarily on retail and industrial clients.



 

Alexa Collopy
Architect, AAA – Associate


Alexa is an Intern Architect in the role of Project Designer.  She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree with Distinction in Art History with a Minor in Fine Arts from the University of Calgary in 2006.  She continued her studies at the University of Calgary, finishing with a Master of Architecture Degree in 2011.  Alexa’s focus at the firm is project design, from urban scale master planning to building design and interiors.  She also provides support to the partners and senior staff with project administration and construction documentation as required.  She enjoys the challenges that each project presents and is driven by a desire to combine pragmatics with interesting design on every project with which she is involved.



 

Oscar Cena
Architect, AAA - Senior Production Manager


Oscar comes to us from Argentina with additional historical building studies in Rome.  He is a registered architect with 30 years experience, most of which has been as Senior Technologist and Job Captain.

Oscar’s experience is varied touching hospitality, commercial, retail, residential (multi), with projects such as TDL offices, Canadian Tire West (Edmonton), London Place West Mall (numerous tenant fit-ups), Lethbridge Scotia Bank, South Bank Mixed Use, and the National Music Centre.  His experience as a contract administrator has allowed him to bridge the gap between document preparation and construction implementation on site.


 

Michael Knudsen
Intern Architect, AAA – Senior Project Manager


Michael has an extensive construction background that began while in high school as a plumber's assistant.  Most of his working career between 18 and 30 was spent in a variety of engineering and construction roles that included drafting, welding, concrete finishing, house framing, landscaping and cabinet making.  Since his graduation, his experience in and around architecture has included retail interior design, multi family resort master planning and unit design, custom home design and construction, graphic and web design, and movie and television set design. He has settled into a more normal architectural capacity with Kumlin Sullivan working primarily as a design and technical lead, and project manager for our firm.



 

Allan Falaminiano
BS Arch. – Intermediate Technician


Allan brings an international flavour to the team along with 9 years of experience in Vancouver and 6 more with us in Calgary.  Trained as an architect, his design sense works well to provide a designer’s eye when developing construction details.  He has been producing complete sets of construction drawings for small projects for 15 years and collaborates well with other team members on larger projects.






Sarah McPhee
Dip AT - Intermediate Technician

After growing up in Nova Scotia, Sarah pursued a degree in Photography (11) and Architectural Drafting (16) from Nova Scotia Community College.  Sarah has worked across Canada, gaining experience in Northern Construction in the Yellowknife, before settling here in Calgary.  Sarah has always wanted to have a career where she could be creative while still making a positive impact on the lives of others – Her combined background of Photography and Architecture has allowed her to have just that!   




 

Leon Tsui
Dip AT - Junior Technician


Leon is an Architectural Technologist.  Growing up, art and design were always part of his passions, which is why he got into the architectural field.  After high school, he spent a few years working in numerous trades within residential construction.  This eventually lead him to attend SAIT’s diploma program in Architectural Technologies.  He completed his praticum at Kumlin Sullivan and really enjoyed it my time there, so fast forward till now, and here I am!





 

(Sam) Jianming Nie
Dip AT - Junior Technician


Sam is an architectural technologist.  He grew up with construction influences from his family, which lead him to get into the architecture field.  His oversea experience from China and Mexico brings him different visions about design and construction.  He completed SAIT's studies and enjoyed the practicum at Kumlin Sullivan.  Currently he is one of the Kumlin Sullivan team members.







Noreen Kumlin
Dip. Bus. Admin - Executive Team, Business Manager

Noreen is part of our executive team and is responsible for the financial affairs of the firm.  She has been working in the accounting field for many years, and specifically in the architecture industry since 1998.  She spent her first 17 years in the industry doing the books for our predecessor firm, William R. Kumlin Architect Ltd.  Prior to that, she worked in Payroll at the City of Calgary, Continuing Education at the University of Manitoba, and with several private accounting firms.   Her SAIT Diploma in Business Administration has given her the background in business accounting necessary for the complex aspects of keeping the company’s books.  As a member of the executive team, she contributes her knowledge and professional firm expertise to the day to day operations of the firm. Noreen worked from home while her children were growing up which enabled her to volunteer in numerous capacities for her children’s schools, and for her community. 

 

Brenda Mork
LEED Green Associate - Administration


Brenda is part of Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio’s administrative team along with being a key member to our contract administration group.  Brenda brings over 10 years of experience of architectural office experience in Calgary and we are happy to have her as part of our administration team.  Brenda brings with a wealth of construction administration experience and has dealt with many of the major engineering firms in Alberta.   Some of Brenda’s recent projects include Evanston Towne Centre and Tribal Whirlpool Warehouse.