Kyle’s combined commitment to design and project management has facilitated a balanced focus and positive approach to the architecture profession. He looks to enhance social connections; to critically engage and challenge the norms of what inclusive and accessible architecture is within our evolving political climate. Additionally, Kyle is dedicated to showcasing the importance of a social/urban environment while developing community through design and architecture.
As a proud, openly gay man with a decade of experience in the architecture industry, Kyle has honed a distinctly inclusive and positive leadership methodology. With every project, he seeks to promote allyship, diversity, and respect while serving as an advocate for mental health awareness. This focus allows teams to build upon a foundation of democratic teamwork and open communication throughout a project to effectively manage cost, time, and quality, as well as support progressive design.
Most notably, Kyle contributed to the transformation of Calgary’s Glenbow Museum into a community destination that serves as an active participant in civic and cultural life, ultimately using design to realize the Museum’s mission that art is for everyone. His work on the expansion of Vivo for Healthier Generations helped to create a model for healthy living leadership that has redefined how we understand health, wellness, and education. Kyle is the leader of the Do Good in the Hood initiative, which supports local communities in need.
Whose work are you most impressed by? Why?
Robert Claiborne for his relentless dedication to design. He also provides continuous and positive support to his team which is extremely inspiring.
And Debbie Barr for her continuous support to the entire DIALOG team. Her dedication to our office often goes unrecognized. She is involved in several initiatives and makes sure our office continues to run smoothly and with joy, music, and happiness.
What’s your favourite DIALOG initiative? Why?
Do Good in the Hood, Mustard Seed Backpack drive. This initiative continues to grow, and the generosity of the DIALOG Calgary Team is truly inspiring.
What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
I used to be a sponsored skateboarder.
Master of Architecture
University of Calgary
Bachelor of Design major Engineering
University of Alberta