MODUS is excited to announce that two more people with tremendous experience and energy are joining the company, Edward Porter and Sandra Bicego.
As an enthusiastic, big-picture designer and skilled graphic communicator, Edward will lead our engagement-focused urban design practice. He is committed to pragmatic, collaborative and contextual solutions, and treats design as a means-to-an-end to effectively develop, communicate and facilitate complex development processes.
As an effective facilitator with experience across diverse sectors, Sandra will support engagement efforts but will focus on our rapidly growing “organizational development” service area. Taking an appreciative and participatory approach, she will ensure that our strategic planning, team leadership and change management tools support a wide range of MODUS clients and sectors.
Prior to joining MODUS, Edward Porter was a Senior Urban Designer with IBI Group’s Vancouver office, supporting the St. Paul’s Hospital relocation, Pearson Dogwood rezoning, and several architectural site planning and public realm studies. He was also Design Lead at Diamond Head Consulting, helping build a green infrastructure planning and design practice, including strategic master plans for new communities, a river system and several urban forests.
Edward also holds the role of Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture at The University of British Columbia, where he has taught undergraduate and graduate-level design studios in Environmental Design and Landscape Architecture.
Sandra brings tremendous energy, focus and commitment along with a proven record of success working with diverse non-profits, local government, community groups, and private sector interests on a range of topics.
Sandra’s experience working with all levels of government - including First Nations, in Canada, the US and abroad - helps her address both the key issues/trends and the inner workings of organizations, ensuring better action-strategies and lasting results. Her experience spans a wide range of sectors, including health, education, social services/inclusion, environment, community economic development, international development, and community planning, environmental sustainability, and urban design.
Her skills and multi-sectoral experience in community engagement, group facilitation, strategic planning, and policy development will complement and deepen both the engagement and organizational development practices at MODUS.