Darryl Rewniak

Darryl Rewniak

Architect, Principal

B.Env.S., M.Arch, AAA, RAIC
Master of Architecture, University of Manitoba, 1990
Bachelor of Environmental Studies, University of Manitoba, 1987

“Architecture first came to me when I was drafting up house plans in Grade 11. The taste of transforming an idea from pen and paper with the use of angles and set squares and bring that vision to life defined what profession I wanted to follow. Thirty years later my passion has turned into functional flow of spaces and creating spaces for users and the excitement of seeing them move into the new space. When working within the health sector, I have a saying: ‘You always need to leave a project satisfying the users; one day you may need to be admitted there and hopefully they remember you for the the good work you completed.’” – Darryl

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Karina Cherniak

Karina Cherniak

Technologist

Dip.Arch.
Architectural Technology Diploma, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), 2014

Residential Interior Decorator Certificate
University of Alberta, 2012

“My love for architecture started when I took a wood working class in grade 10. From there I took a design class throughout high school, where I was able to design my own cabin. My love for architecture solidified when I went to Greece and Italy. Seeing the beautiful structures in Europe that are thousands of years old made me appreciate the art of architecture so much more. I find the history of where architecture all began fascinating. Once I knew I wanted to pursue the field of architecture I went to NAIT; I am now eager to learn everything that I can in my new career as a technologist.” – Karina

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Keith Tegart

Keith Tegart

Architect

B.Arch.
Bachelor of Architecture, Carleton University, 1987

“Aspiring to be an architect since first seeing Habitat ’67 in Montreal at age 10, I have studied and worked in Edmonton, Ottawa, Rome and Dubai, while spending the time between traveling the globe in pursuit of deepening architectural knowledge and wisdom” – Keith

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Mumtaz Anwar

Mumtaz Anwar

Intern Architect

B.Arch.
Bachelor of Architecture, Khulna University, Bangladesh, 1997

“My interest in Architecture developed from a very young age and has since become a passion. Design is one thing that always keeps me motivated, engaged and creative. Being from a third-world country, architecture has always been a natural impulse, a calling for me to improve reality, to create a better world, a better tomorrow for the broken world. As creation is a powerful skill, I believe that by expressing unique ideas in a positive way a parallel can be achieved between our imagination and the real world in which we live.

My career at ACI has been the new beginning of a personal journey that has broadened my horizons and allowed me to explore new approaches to creative work and enlightened me to the endless possibilities that exist.” – Mumtaz

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Ron Nemeth

Ron Nemeth

Architect, Principal

B.Arch, AAA, OAA
Bachelor of Architecture, Université de Montréal (1986)
Management of Health & Social Services Certificate (part-time), McGill University (1998)

“Is there another profession referenced as repeatedly as Architecture in the cliché “I always wanted to be …”? Buried in a musty box in a Montreal basement are decades-old house plans drawn in HB pencil when I was still a teenager. Thirty years later I’ve long understood that the thrill of imagining such spaces is only the beginning: ‘selling’ them with passion and patience, refining them to meet budgets and needs, and finally observing their impact and relevance in built form bring full circle those early strokes of a pencil.” -Ron

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Tony Brammar

Tony Brammar

Principal Emeritus

B.Arch, AAA, AIBC, SAAA, RAIC
Bachelor of Architecture, School of Architecture, University of Sheffield, 1969

“My interest in architecture began when I first visited Rome and was overawed by the accomplishments of legendary architects many of whom were multi-disciplinary true renaissance men. Not only could they design buildings, they were also artists, sculptors, builders and inventors and they could do all these things really well. I was impressed that their work has endured long enough for me and later generations to appreciate their art. What could possibly be a better calling in life? This was and continues to be my life calling. I can’t imagine any other profession where it’s possible transfer an image in the mind to a solid structure you can touch and walk through. The feeling of accomplishment is indescribable and addictive. Architecture is not easy, but nothing worthwhile in life ever is, but the hard work and long hours are rewarded when a client is pleased with the result. They are rarely overawed like I was in Rome, but enough to keep me coming back.” – Tony

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Trish Bolen

Trish Bolen

Technologist

Dip. Arch., LEED® AP, BD+C
Architectural Technology Diploma, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), 2004

“Since I started my career with ACI Architects, my knowledge of the design and construction industry has proliferated. ACI has allowed me to diversify my experiences through a variety of projects from education and commercial to healthcare and law enforcement. From each project type results a distinct set of consequential regulations defining safety, comfort, health and aesthetics, necessary for quality buildings.

I began with working drawings but have expanded into the contract administration stage of projects. It is rewarding to see complex designs that I have detailed come to life on site. As I take on more responsibility for the projects I work on, the better I feel about the final product.” – Trish

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Victor Kozak

Victor Kozak

Architect, Principal

B.Arch, MAAA
Senior Architect, Principal
Bachelor of Architecture, University of Toronto (1973)

Affiliations:
International Association of Chiefs of Police
(IACP) Certificate in Planning, Designing and Constructing Police Facilities.
International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP)

Course of Study
RCMP Physical Security Workshop (including Threat / Risk Assessment)
RCMP Cell Inspection and Assessment Workshop
International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE) Certificate in Managing Property and Evidence in Law Enforcement
Member, International Association of Law Enforcement Planners (IALEP)
Member, International Association for Property and Evidence (IAPE)

Victor has been involved in his profession for almost 40 years. For the last 34 years he has been a partner in Stephens Kozak Architects Ltd. with responsibility for many of the projects the company has undertaken. During this time he has specialized in health care, First Nations, and, most importantly, police and security facilities. His role has been as lead designer and as project architect involved from inception to final completion of construction. The services he has provided include site selection and analysis, feasibility studies, programming, concept and final design with specialized knowledge in the fields of law enforcement facilities, as well as having overseen all the contract documentation and procedures required for construction.

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Steven Senger

Steven Senger

Technogist

Dip. Arch.,
Architectural Technology Diploma,
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT), 2006

“Turning ideas into real-world things for me goes all the way back to playing with Lego as a kid. Eventually that passion for taking ideas and making them a physical reality lead me into drafting and architecture. With 5 years experience working with ACI’s partner company Stephens Kozak Architects Ltd., I had the distinct honour and pleasure to work on over a dozen different RCMP and other Protective Services projects before joining ACI Architects. Now I bring the same careful consideration and attention to client driven requirements and standards that proved to be so prominent a feature in Protective Services projects.” – Steven

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