For 15 years, Janice has sought to break the engineering mould. She immerses herself in collaborations on integrated projects, as well as her work in the local community where she is actively contributing to the transformation of Edmonton into a more engaging and livable place. She is a creative leader, problem solver, and thinker who starts every project by asking questions. Her role is to follow projects through construction, upholding the integrity of the design while fairly administering the Owner-Contractor contract. She creates safe working environments that allow team members to feel comfortable reconsidering designs from all angles while discovering impactful solutions to problems.
Janice’s expertise spans high rise, multi-use residential, healthcare, public, and private sector projects, with construction values often over $500 million. Her notable projects include the Kaye Edmonton Clinic, the University of Alberta I.F Morrison Structures Lab, and the MacLaren tower. She currently occupies a practice-wide leadership role, focusing much of her effort on improving best practices, identifying solutions to project challenges, and working closely with the Risk & Commercial Management Team.
Janice is committed to quality city building as the Chair of the Edmonton Design Committee as well as the Subcommittee, for which she reviews and provides recommendations for development applications. She is also a member of Edmonton’s Public Arts Committee.
If you could work a ‘day-in-the-life’ of another discipline/department at DIALOG, whose would it be? Why?
Drawing on my love of nature and art, I would choose Landscape Architecture. There is something inspiring about having the opportunity to create functional and attractive spaces for people to enjoy habitats for plants and wildlife.
Where do you find inspiration?
I find inspiration in children. They can teach us about having hope, trying new things, asking questions, embracing mistakes, and dreaming big!
Having two children of my own, I also realize that my actions in the architectural and engineering world today will be etched on the landscape for future generations to experience.
What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
Working in Architectural Contract Administration, one thing that always seems to surprise people is that I have a Masters in Structural Engineering.
Master of Structural Engineering
University of Alberta
Bachelor of Civil Engineering
Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology
Fanshawe College of Applied Arts and Technology