Lesson 5A: Project Management: Proposals and Fees
Gaby Aviad combines her dual expertise in both architecture and marketing as the Director of Marketing at DTAH. She holds a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Toronto, and over a decade of experience in proposal writing, architectural presentations, award-submissions and publications. She has worked at some of Canada’s most prominent architectural firms, such as Moriyama & Teshima and Teeple Architects.
Gaby is ultimately responsible for bringing new work to the firm, generating, strategizing and coordinating proposals and marketing deliverables. Her successful pursuits include buildings, landscapes and planning projects of all scales, across multiple sectors, both nationally and internationally, with a particular focus on community, cultural and academic facilities.
She has developed an expertise in various procurement methods, in private and publicly-tendered projects ranging from traditional RFPs for Design-Bid-Build contracts to complex, multi-phased Public-Private Partnership (P3) pursuits.
Over the years, she has successfully curated numerous awards submissions, including Governor General's, Holcim, OAA, Canadian Architect, CSLA, OALA and TUDA Awards and spearheaded national and international publications.
Her architectural background coupled with her marketing and business development expertise allows her to effectively advocate and promote the firm with both design insight and market understanding. A storyteller at heart, Gaby takes pleasure in transforming any architectural fact - even the most technical or mundane - into an interesting and thought-provoking narrative.
BES, BARCH, OAA, FRAIC, LEED AP
Lesson 5C - Project Management: Project Planning
Roberto has been a licensed member of the Ontario Association of Architects since 1981. After interning with firms such as Arthur Erickson Architects and Lett Smith Architects, he joined Larkin Architect limited in 1986 as Senior Associate and became principal in 1994. Since then, Roberto has been responsible for marketing and business development in addition to his design and management duties. His firm’s widely published St. Gabriel’s Church is the first worship space in Canada to achieve LEED® Gold Certification and is the recipient of several awards including an international AIA/IFRAA Merit Award and the 2007 City of Toronto Green Design Award.
Roberto has mentored interns in both the RAIC Syllabus Programme and the Internship in Architecture Programme. He has also taught Core studios and Professional Practice courses for Environmental Design Students at OCAD University.