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Sirous Ghanbarzadeh

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Sirous is a Principal and Urban Designer with a background in architecture, who has played a key role in developing complex master plans for campuses, waterfronts, downtowns and new communities across North America, the UK, and Asia. Recently, he has been playing a key role on master planning projects in British Columbia, including planning the future of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, and Surrey’s new City Centre. He is now acting as Lead Urban Designer for an extensive master planning exercise for the Jericho lands in Vancouver’s West Point Grey neighbourhood, a 90-acre site within the unceded traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh (MST) Nations. 

His campus planning work includes the University of Ottawa Campus Master Plan and Precinct Plans, which won numerous awards of excellence, as well as Brock University Student Housing, and Cardiff University (Cathays Park) Urban Design Framework Plan in Wales. Sirous was the lead designer on the Niagara Complete Streets regional plan and the Scott Street Community Design Plan, which is guiding infill development and public realm improvements around the Tunney’s Pasture LRT station in Ottawa. He also completed a master plan for a Downtown Cultural Hub in the Town of Oakville, a master plan for a Brownfield Opportunity Area in Buffalo, New York, a community design plan for the Carling-Bayview area in Ottawa, a plan for a new commercial district development in Montreal called Marche Central, and a master plan framework for KamSheung Road New Development Area in Hong Kong. 

He is also actively engaged in a range of academic, teaching and mentorship activities such a sessional lecturer at the University of Toronto as well as guest speaker, and review critic at TMU and UBC.

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