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News and Happenings

June 2023
Congratulations Nikki on graduating from Environmental Design
KSAS would like to congratulate Nikki Ng on graduating with her Bachelors of Envirnomental Design from the University of Manitoba. Well done and best of luck on your Masters!


May 2023
New patio enclosure for Chairmans' Steakhouse
We just completed the new patio enclosure on the north patio of Chairmans' Steakhouse. It now has an operable louvre for the roof plus infrared heaters.  This will allow the area to have an extended seasonal use for diners earlier in the spring and later in the fall.
Thanks to the team from CREATE. Construction Management Group for allowing us to be part of this project.

2023 Consulting Engineers of Alberta Sustainable Design Award
KSAS is excited to announce the Modern Integrated Waste Management Facility project in Lethbridge has been awarded the 2023 Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Awards, Award of Excellence in Sustainable Design.

May 2023
Nikki has returned to our office for another summer
Nikki Ng is back with us for another year in the summer.  She has completed her 4th year as an Environmental Design student at the University of Manitoba and will be entering into the Masters of Architecture graduate program.  She will be here into August before embarking on her masters degree.

Jan 2023
KSAS is Registered in Manitoba
KSAS is now registered with the Manitoba Architectural Association, along with our British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan registrations we are happy to be a part of Manitoba as well.
Dec 2022
KSAS Staff Gingerbread Building Contest
Our first staff gingerbread building contest produced extrodinary designs! We are proud to show all the amazing creations from our four groups.

Dec 2022
Welcome to Xylene Tugade and Dana Johnson
KSAS has added to our group and would like to welcome both Xylene and Dana.  They join us Junior Technologists and we look forward to added them as valuable members of our KSAS team!

Oct 2022
Completion of Pine Valley Senior's Residence
We are pleased to announce the completion of the Pine Valley Senior's Residence and would like to congratulate Evergreen Foundation on their new facility for Hinton and area. We would like to thank Scott Builders and our consultant team on a successful project.   

Sept 2022
We welcome Iris Li to our office
KSAS would like to welcome Iris Li to our team.  Iris joins us as an Intermediate Technologist.  We look forward to her being a part of the KSAS team!

Aug 2022
Best of luck to Nikki
We wish Nikki best of luck as she has returned to her Environmental Design studies at the University of Manitoba, we hope to see her again next summer.

May 2022
Client Appreciation Party
KSAS was happy to be able to host in person our first client appreciate party since 2019.  We were thrilled to see all our clients and consultants enjoy the evening at the Zoo.  We look forward to seeing everyone at next years event.

Welcome back Nikki
Nikki Ng is back with us for the summer.  She is an Environmental Design student at the University of Manitoba, having just completed her 3rd year in the program.  The program is an undergraduate design program set up as a pre-requisite to the Masters of Architecture graduate program.  She will be here into August before returning for her 4th graduate year.

May 2022
Opening of our Vancouver Office
As of May 1, 2022 Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio is pleased to announce the opening of our Vancouver office.  The office is located in Cole Harbour, #690, 1199 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC  V6E 2R1.  Our Senior Associate Alexa Collopy has relocated and is excited to be running this new office.

April 2022
Novus Earth - New Aquaponics Facility Announcement

Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio is proud to have teamed with Novus Earth.   The new Novus Earth Latitude 53 Development is a new world-class aquaponics facility being proposed for Hinton, Alberta.   The proposed facility will combine the growth of fresh-water shrimp along with multiple vegetable and fruit plants in a controlled environment.  A unique feature of the facility will be the combined development of a geothermal heating facility capturing the nearby geothermal heat sources to both heat and power the facility.   Kumlin Sullivan looks forward to working with Novus Earth on this unique facility that will change how they feed Western Canadians on an annual basis.

March 2022
We welcome Julie-Anna Ly to our office
KSAS would like to welcome Julie-Anna Ly to our team.  She is a graduate of SAIT (2021) and joins our staff as a Junior Tech.  We look forward to her being a part of the KSAS group!

February 2022
Congratulations on Sarah's return to the office
KSAS is thrilled to have Sarah return to our team.  We are looking forward to her contribution and collaboration in our group.

January 2022
Completion of Internship program
KSAS wishes Nima all the best with his return to Denmark upon the completion of his intership with us.  We have been happy to collaborate with VIA on their internship program.
Best wishes Nima!

December 2021
Completion of ROSEN Canada facility and 2021 NAIOP Rex Award
We are pleased to announce the completion of the ROSEN Canada facility and congratulate them for being selected 2021 NAIOP Rex Awards Industrial Facility of the Year.  We also want to congratulate TRL & Associates, Sedulous Engineering, MAKE Design Lab Inc. and Leeswood Construction that were an integral part of the team.

August 2021
North Wind Wellness Centre (NWWC) - New Addiction Centre Announcement

We have just completed the Feasibility Study for the proposed North Wind Wellness Centre to be located at Farmington, BC.  The study will be going to the various funding agencies for review.
The design is proposed to be completed by December and construction documents are slated for January.

The society serves the First Nations Indigenous and Non-Indigenous communities of northern BC and Alberta. This a great opportunity to contribute to the local groups by providing not only treatment facilities, but a cultural centre as a source of pride where elders and others can exchange and pass on their cultural and spiritual traditions. This will be carried out through a direct connection to the land with vocational and agricultural recovery programs.

The first phase of the project is due to be completed in the Spring 2023.

August 2021
Internship - Nima Amini, Junior Technician

Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio would like to announce the internship of Nima Amini as a Junior Technician in our office for the next 20 weeks.  Internships like this give a student practical experience, in conjunction with their studies, to be a more well-rounded candidate upon graduation.

Nima has completed a Diploma of Architectural Technology from SAIT Polytechnique (2019) and is currently furthering his studies at VIA University College in Denmark in their ATCM program.  This university, and their program, have an association with SAIT and recognize the SAIT program as a prerequisite.

We have supported the practicum program with SAIT and have taken on many SAIT students over the years through their practicum program.  We are pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with VIA and their internship program, furthering our commitment to supporting new members in the industry.  Nima will be with us until January of 2022 at which time he will be returning to Denmark to complete his studies.

July 2021
Bill Kumlin becomes Lifetime Member

Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio would like to announce that Bill Kumlin, AAA, has been honoured with a Lifetime Membership with the Alberta Association of Architects (AAA).  This is offered to members in good standing with 30+ years as a registered architect.
Bill graduated from the University of Manitoba in 1987 and moved to Calgary shortly thereafter.  He got registered in 1991 with the AAA and started his own practice in 1998.  In 2015, he joined with Barry Sullivan to create Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio.  Most recently, Bill received a Post Graduate Certificate in Built and Landscape Heritage, preservation and restoration.
Bill has worked in numerous jurisdictions throughout Alberta and BC, on a variety of project types.  Many of his clients have been with him for over 20 years.
We congratulate Bill on reaching this milestone in his career.

February 2021
Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate Program
Bill has completed the Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate Program at UofC.  He will continue to be available to assitst you with projects in your buildings of historic and heritage significance.

January 2021
Interview with the Canadian Business Quarterly on Kumlin Sullivan's design process.
See Bill's interview with the Canadian Business Quarterly on the unique approach Kumlin Sullivan has to design and the studio environment.

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November 2020
Certificate program bridges past and future stories.
Bill has finished the next part of the Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate program at the University of Calgary.   Read the newest U of C interview with Bill on his progression in the program.

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October 2020
Our heritage conservation and preservation through the Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate Program.
Bill has completed formal classes for the Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate Program at the UofC.  He will finish the program in the new year with a final self directed assignment and receive his Certificate upon completion.
Bill was recently interviewed by the University of Calgary regarding his decision to take the Built and Landscape Heritage Certificate Program at the UofC.  See the link to the article for his take on the program and his reasons for taking the course and how he sees it enhancing the KSAS portfolio. 

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July 2020
Legal Ruling Announced on Municipal Permitting Decision in Favour of AIBC

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June 2020
Kumlin Sullivan Architecture's commitment to continuing safety through the Covid-19 Crisis
As the covid-19 outbreak continues to evolve, the health and safety of our clients and staff continues to be very important.  At this time,  KSAS remains fully staffed in the office and we are working to minimize  the effects of the pandemic on our projects.  We have implemented appropriate social distancing and personal and communal hygiene protocols in our office.  Please be safe and stay healthy.

March 2020
Kumlin Sullivan Architecture's commitment to our valued Clients, Consultants & Colleagues through the Covid-19 Crisis
In light of recent events here in Calgary, the provice and the country, we want to inform you that we are working through a number of scenarios for our Clients, Consultants & Colleagues.  Please see our full article.

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July 2019
Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio Welcomes Our Newest Staff Member
Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio is pleased to welcome Jianming (Sam) Nie to the office as a junior architectural technologist.    Welcome Sam!!

March 2019
Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio is in the news!!
Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio Ltd. is excited to announce that our latest completed project has been presented in Award Magazine in the February 2019 issue.  Check out our article!!!

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May 2015
Kumlin Sullivan Architecture Studio Early Beginnings!!
David Parker of the Calgary Herald caught up with Bill and Barry just after the beginning of KSAS.  See what they had to say!

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