Gloria Venczel,


Thought Leader,

Built City Speaker Series 


Gloria is an an award winning  architectural, pedestrian oriented urban designer and registered planner. She has over 20 years of public, NGO and private sector experience in city building.She was the Founding Executive Director of the Smart Growth Canada Network,  past Urban Designer at the City of North Vancouver + past Instructor at the Royal Oak College, Vancouver  She is principal of Cityscape Design Inc., providing Cities Executive Coaching + consulting.    

Sean Ruthen,

FRAIC, Architect AIBC

British Columbia/Yukon

Regional Director


Sean Ruthen is senior project architect at James KM Cheng Architects in Vancouver. 

In addition, Sean has been an organizer and professional advisor for several architectural ideas competitions in Metro Vancouver, including 100 Mile House, re:think Housing, poto:type, FormShift, and TownShift.  He occasionally writes for Canadian Architect and Spacing Magazine. Sean is also a mentor for both the AIBC Intern Architect Program and the RAIC Syllabus, and is current co-chair of the Metro Vancouver Chapter of the RAIC.

Varouj Gumuchian,

MRAIC, M.Arch.

Architectural Graduate


Varouj is a graduate architect with interest in urban issues and advocacy. A creative collaborative environment is necessary to discover new solutions.I am involved in local and global community affairs, critically thinking and integration of principals. 

Andrew Venczel-Palos

Student/AV Tech Support


Andrew is a enrolled in the Bachelor of Interior Design program at BCIT, a strong design + technical foundation for outdoor living rooms, aka, urban design of public spaces.

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