As a seasoned project architect specializing in healthcare, Biljana has finely honed her decades of experience in all aspects of design towards the planning and construction of major building typologies. From research, lab, and medical teaching facilities to civic and industrial buildings, she thrives in complicated, large-scale projects. Biljana’s architecture portfolio contains an impressive roster of high-profile healthcare and hospital building across Canada and the United States. Today, she occupies a senior role with our team. As a project architect, Biljana coordinates internal teams and external consultants while liaising between clients, city authorities, and various other project stakeholders. She is also a senior healthcare planner, involved in all stages of project planning and design in alternative project delivery, compliance, and procurement settings. Biljana dedicates her combined expertise to project delivery – ensuring every detail of a project’s lifespan is carefully addressed, from inception to construction.
What’s your favourite DIALOG project?
Calgary Cancer Centre by far the most significant project I was part of. Fascinating for its complexity, fast paced environment, sheer number of design and technical consulting teams that collaborated in integrated way. Once completed it stands to “deliver leading, comprehensive cancer care that integrates patient and family centred care, education, prevention, screening and research” (NCCC Vision).
What’s your favourite pastime?
I’m obsessed with design of any kind, architecture, interiors art, and beauty created by nature.
What’s one skill (outside of work) that you’d like to learn?
To get my hands dirty and learn to how build a building with my own hands.
Master of Architecture
University of Sarajevo