OUR TEAM

We are a dynamic team led by many of the industry’s most experienced and respected professionals.

We believe in authenticity, collaboration, and innovation as core elements of the projects we work on. Our team embraces and upholds a culture of inclusion and respect, and leads with professionalism and approachability. We find meaning in the relationships we build in our community and take pride in all we’ve achieved together.

Kathy Oberg

Managing Partner
BEDes, MEDes, RPP, MCIP

Kathy is B&A's managing partner, responsible for the management of the overall firm and growth of our team. Kathy has led the organization through years of growth and development of our firm’s capacity and skillsets. Her experience stems from a strong academic background and work in a range of industries. Kathy’s impressive list of professional experience in master planning and application approvals spans the Calgary Region and throughout Alberta. With experience in urban planning, subdivision, and sustainable community design, Kathy is well versed in all facets of planning. Kathy is regularly involved and contributes to industry organizations such as BILD Alberta and the Alberta Real Estate Forum.

Pamela MacInnis

Partner
RPP, MCIP

Pam brings a combined skillset, education and technical background to B&A, offering an integrated understanding of development to her projects. Pam's main area of focus is project coordination processes for community scaled Area Structure Plans, Neighbourhood Plans, Outline Plans and Land Use Redesignation applications throughout the Calgary Region. Many of Pam's projects have involved navigating an approval through new municipal processes. These projects can be challenging as both the client and municipal approving authorities often cannot visualize the project deliverables. Pam attributes her successful approval history to an understanding of client and municipal needs and finding a way to win/win solutions. Pam's communication and collaborative style has facilitated positive and trusted working relationships with her clients and municipal approving bodies.

Nathan Petherick

Partner
BA, MA, RPP, MCIP

Nathan is an adaptive and innovative planner with over 20 years' experience working in multiple industries to devise project strategies and customized planning solutions. Nathan’s expertise focuses on advisory services, asset management initiatives, strategic planning endeavors, urban and rural development planning, customized program development and specialized planning investigations. His client work has ranged from leading comprehensive growth studies, municipal development plans, sector plans and area structure plans with municipalities to advancing outline plans, land use and subdivision and development approvals. He has also led advocacy and approval initiatives for the aggregate sector and the development of customized land use and development monitoring programs, and specialized planning investigations for the energy sector. Nathan is passionate about planning and is committed to fostering innovation to develop customized solutions and approaches to complex planning challenges.

Ken Venner

Partner
BA, RPP, MCIP

Ken is a versatile land use planner with over 25 years’ experience working in urban and rural municipalities across the Province of Alberta. He’s an award-winning “regional thinker” with a strategic lens focused on achieving triple bottom line outcomes for his municipal and developer clients. Ken understands the importance of striking a practical balance between municipal policies and market demands to establish and implement creative, multi-disciplinary solutions. He deploys a creative, energetic and business-oriented approach to his projects with the goal of connecting opposing stakeholder perspectives with plans that guide development projects to successful outcomes. Benefiting from both private and public sector experience, he has successfully managed a wide variety of statutory and non-statutory planning processes for residential, recreational, commercial, office and industrial development opportunities. Ken enjoys positive business relationships with administrations and Councils from many municipalities across the Province and understands and appreciates their strategic priorities.

Vern Hart

Partner
RPP, MCIP

Vern has a broad range of planning experience gained through more than 30 years of work with various urban and rural municipalities. He brings a unique blend of policy development and implementation skills to B&A. Vern has worked on Calgary’s key urban infill and intensification projects focussing on Transit Oriented Development related to South Hill Station (Greenline), Banff Trail Station, Inglewood (BRT), University District (BRT), Southland Station, Chinook Centre TOD redevelopment, Westbrook Station redevelopment. These projects have entailed policy amendments, land use redesignation, development permits and extensive public engagement.

Brian Murray

Partner
H.BA, RPP, MCIP

Brian’s expertise ranges across several sectors and geographic regions across Canada. His expansive project list includes downtown and mature area policy and land use planning, transit-oriented development, commercial and industrial planning, master planning, and community engagement. In addition to his expertise in projects ranging from minor land-use amendments to highly complex infill projects, Brian supports B&A through comprehensive strategic planning, shaping community dialogue around vibrant, livable communities. Leading B&A's Edmonton office, Brian's experience is a key component of his in-depth knowledge of a variety of jurisdictions with a focus on Edmonton, AB.

Geoff Dyer

Partner
MEDes. (Urban Design), CNUa

An accomplished urban designer, Geoff Dyer joined B&A as strategic design lead in 2018 after serving five years as the Director of Design and CEO for the Downtown Development Authority in Lafayette, Louisiana. He was previously the Principal and Director of Design for Placemakers LLC, and the Owner and Principal of Placemakers Canada Inc. where he ran a successful Alberta-based urban design firm focused exclusively on the design and implementation of walkable, mixed-use urbanism. Spanning a decade, he completed over 100 projects in 18 U.S. States and four Canadian Provinces, earning him two Charter Awards and a place on the 2008 Charter Award Jury chaired by Andrés Duany and eventually serving as Jury Chair himself in both 2020 and 2021. Geoff is a regular educator, lecturer, and writer on sustainable urbanism, urban design, and alternative land use regulations and development standards.

Chris McNelly
Director, Administration

Steve Morris
Director, Strategic Growth

Grant Mihalcheon
Associate

Marissa Koop
Associate

Patrick Wetter
Associate

Chris Andrew
Associate

Daniel MacGregor
Associate

Aaron Bomback
Planner

Andrew Dickinson
Sr. GIS Analyst

Angela Davis
Sr. GIS Analyst

Bridget Naud
Sr. Communications & Engagement Specialist

Bronwyn Culham
Planner

Brooke Dillon
Technologist

Dave Deibert
Sr. Graphic Designer

Ela Skrzypek
Technologist

Emily Cristobal
GIS Analyst

Emily Kloppenburg
Planner

Greg Brown
Planning Consultant

Heather Chisholm
Sr. Planner

Jennifer Sloan
Administrator

Joanna Ilunga
Planner

Kayla McCarthy
Sr. Planner

Kevin Bailey
Planner

Kinjal Ribadia
Urban Designer

Kiran Kaur
Planner

Kyla Shuert
Accounting

Laura Young
Sr. Urban Designer

Lauren Armeneau
Planner

Lori Perez
Urban Design Technologist

Martha McClary
Communications & Engagement Lead

Megan McClure
Communications & Engagement Specialist

Nick Dojcinovic
Graphic Designer

Oliver Prcic
Planner

Sophia Fisher
Graphic Designer

Tamille Beynon
Sr. Communications & Engagement Specialist

Tracy Zhang
Technologist

Zane Davey
Planner

We are proud to provide

Comprehensive services to ensure the best outcome.

Our Planning Studio develops effective strategies to drive forward projects that are supportable, implementable, and award-winning.

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Our Design Studio is founded on functional, sustainable, modern urban design that creates memorable and functional places and spaces.

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Our Engagement Studio focuses on the design and implementation of accessible and transparent engagement strategies that help broaden project understanding.

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We understand the importance of sustainability and the environment as a critical aspect of modern design.

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Our team of technical experts uses data, tools, and compelling visuals to strengthen project materials.

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We collaborate with clients to develop strategies and communications tools and techniques to connect with audiences.

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With more than 30 years of experience, our award-winning team delivers

A customized approach across diverse areas of expertise.

Complete Communities
Urban
Municipal Planning
Indigenous Communities
Commercial & Mixed-Use Centres
Business & Logistics Centres
Energy & Resources
Aggregates & Minerals