With 30 projects in the queue Infrastructure Development’s Facilities Planning department is adding three new planners to build capacity and enable academic success.
Gernot Koefer joins UBC as a Senior Facilities Planner. Gernot has an architectural background with more than 10 years of experience with architectural firms in Europe and Canada, particularly Vienna. He is passionate about passive house technology and brings with him a strong background in project and budget management.
Leigh Clark joins the team as a Facilities Planner. She brings with her 15 years of facilities’ experience in a large energy company where she was responsible for strategic and operational facilities planning and space re-use and intensification. Coming to us from the North Vancouver campus of Capilano University, Leigh was responsible for the Centre for Student Success.
Ken Berglund joins the team as a Facilities Planner. Ken brings with him more than 6 years of broad planning and development consulting experience in the private sector, in both urban and rural contexts. Having worked with a number of post-secondary educational institutions in BC, he has significant experience in campus planning, including recent lead writing for 3 successful business cases. Ken as also worked as a development consultant, with exposure to pre-construction/design and construction phases of development projects.
All of our new Planners will help the Facilities Planning team optimize the use of space within campus facilities including preliminary engagement and visioning processes, master plans and functional programs, schematic designs, and feasibility studies.