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Our Leadership is Expanding!

GEC Architecture (GEC) is thrilled to announce an expansion of its leadership team with the naming of two new Associates and a new Senior Associate, and the promotion of a long-time Senior Associate to Partner.

Lacey Pearn has been a leader in our practice for over 10 years and will join the firm’s Partnership. Agnes Kazmierczak has joined GEC as a Senior Associate within our growing Toronto Studio, and architect David Minke will join technologist Kyla Hall as an Associate within our Calgary Studio. These assignments underscore GEC’s commitment to recognizing contributions to achieving our client’s goals and advancing our practice and the firm’s core values.

“We are thrilled to announce the promotions of Lacey, Agnes, David, and Kyla. These individuals have consistently demonstrated excellence within GEC and in the community,” says Peter Osborne, Partner at GEC. “Their dedication and exceptional work not only contribute to the success of GEC but also reflect a commitment to our clients. We are excited to see where their continued contributions will lead us as we strive for excellence in every endeavour.”

Lacey Pearn, Partner
BAID, Licensed Interior Designer, AAA, NCIDQ, IDA, IDC

Lacey has been a cornerstone of GEC’s interior design team for over a decade and has significantly contributed to Edmonton’s interior design scene since 2005. With a deep understanding of the impact design can have on the daily lives of end users, Lacey’s combination of empathy, design acumen, and commitment to excellence is evident in her projects. Her dedication to the harmonious blend of beauty and functionality has resulted in award-winning and impactful solutions in recreation, post-secondary, commercial office, and community spaces across Canada. Lacey’s recent work includes the Lister Complex Redevelopment at the University of Alberta, the Ronald McDonald House Charities Calgary expansion, and the EPCOR Aurum Road Campus in Edmonton. In 2023, she was instrumental in the firm’s reception of two Manitoba Alberta Saskatchewan Interior (MASI) Design Awards for the University Commons project at the University of Alberta. Lacey is a licensed interior designer with the Alberta Association of Architects, a registered interior designer with the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ), and a registered member of the Interior Designers of Alberta (IDA) and Interior Designers of Canada (IDC). She received her Bachelor of Applied Interior Design from Mount Royal University in 2009 and an Interior Design Technology Diploma from the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in 2003.

Agnes Kazmierczak, Senior Associate
B.Arch, Architect, OAA, LEED AP BD+C

Agnes is a highly accomplished and versatile designer and project manager, forging a distinguished career that is highlighted by impactful projects and contributions across Ontario’s architectural landscape. With over two decades of design practice leadership across Canada and Europe, she brings a creative and thoughtful design approach that has resulted in the successful completion of many high-profile projects across the academic, recreation, mixed-use, healthcare, and workplace sectors. Based in Toronto, Agnes has previously held leadership positions at Zeidler Architecture, Gensler Architecture and Design, Stantec Architecture, and Diamond Schmitt Architects. She is actively involved in community building and sustainability objectives, including serving as a mentor in the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Intern Architect Program and participating in the Urban Land Institute (ULI)’s Outreach Committee Technical Assistance Panels. Her commitment to design excellence, coupled with a strategic and collaborative leadership style, positions her as a distinguished figure in the field of architecture. Agnes holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto (1998), where she graduated with honours and received the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC)’s Gold Medal.

David Minke, Associate
B.A., M. Arch, Architect, AAA, RAIC

For over 16 years, David has played a pivotal role in shaping GEC’s portfolio of sporting, recreational, and community projects. His passion for design, coupled with a keen artistic sense, has led to the successful completion of several high-profile and award-winning projects by GEC during his tenure, including WinSport’s Markin MacPhail Centre, the Shane Homes YMCA at Rocky Ridge in Calgary, the Servus Arena in Red Deer, and the Fenlands Banff Recreation Centre. David holds a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto (2007) and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban and Regional Studies from the University of Lethbridge (2000). He is a registered architect with the Alberta Association of Architects and a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. David is actively involved with several non-profit organizations at the community levels in Calgary, including co-vice chair of the RAIC Calgary Chapter, a volunteer with d.talks, and a volunteer with the Mount Pleasant Community Association on their Community Hall Renovation and Public Art Committee.

Kyla Hall, Associate

As an experienced technologist at GEC since 2015, Kyla has demonstrated exceptional proficiency in building science and construction documentation, reflecting her commitment and passion for high-quality design. Her meticulous attention to detail and technical expertise through Building Information Modelling (BIM) has ensured the successful delivery and renowned quality of some of Alberta’s most well-known spaces, including the Calgary International Airport, the Edmonton Civic Precinct Plaza and Fountain, and the Calgary Humane Society. Kyla has her Building Transformations CanBIM P3 Certification. She is a member of the Alberta Building Envelope Council South, a graduate of the Architectural Technologies program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) in 2015, and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Regina (2013).

Please join us in congratulating all four individuals!