Lemay unites across Canada with brand launch in the Western region

Lemay + Toker, the transdisciplinary design firm’s Western presence in Canada, is now officially recognized as Lemay, unifying the firm’s nation-wide brand.

The revision to the name ensures strategic alignment with Lemay’s transformation over the past few years, simplifying its regional operations and sharing tools and processes to provide its many national clients with more clarity and seamless collaboration.

“As one unified team, we will continue to combine our creative efforts to reflect our shared values, achieve our common goals and display even more agility within our firm,” says Louis T. Lemay, president and excellence facilitator.

The streamlined operations paired with the increased capacity and service offerings is underscored by the client- focused teams in Calgary and Edmonton.

The teams demonstrate excellence in design and management through their major contributions to the region, including the award-winning restoration of the Centennial Planetarium and the transformational work for several high-profile workplaces.

From left to right: Eric Toker, Louis T. Lemay et Dedre Toker. Photo credit: Kerri Singh, 2Create Photography

Eric Toker and Dedre Toker, founders of Toker + Associates and senior partners at Lemay + Toker following the 2017 merger, have retired after 17 years of service at the end of June.

Grace Coulter Sherlock and Laura Grandan have been named Regional Directors in the West, bringing their collective experience to the firm. Previously, they were associates at Lemay + Toker. “It is with great confidence that we pass the reins to Grace and Laura to guide the West into this new chapter,” says Louis T. Lemay.

Coulter Sherlock is an associate and project architect with extensive experience working with municipalities on collaborative urban design projects. She is a recipient of the prestigious American Institute of Architects Certificate of Merit and a Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Honour Roll Certificate.

With a holistic approach to design, she seamlessly integrates architecture and planning, demonstrating Lemay’s transdiciplinary approach. She also serves on Lemay’s Design Leadership Team, spearheading design initiatives across all regions.

Complementing Coulter Sherlock’s design prowess is Grandan’s technical dexterity. Grandan leads the contract administration team and brings significant experience from support of design intent through to construction. She provides critical expertise in constructability solutions, project management, and risk mitigation strategies— positioning client needs at the forefront of each project. Her balanced understanding of facility operations and maintenance are critical to the management of resources and specialty consultant teams.

Together, the Calgarians have led teams to deliver significant work such as the revitalization of Telus Park and the vibrant renovation of the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Extension. They are

“We’re so proud of what this team from the West has contributed to both the ever-expanding design portfolio but also importantly the broader culture of Lemay,” says Coulter-Sherlock.

“The genuine synergy we have with the other offices and the collective talent and skills we bring to projects is what has unified us under one name,” says Grandan.

Supported by a team of 37 professionals between the two offices, the Calgary office maintains its location on 12th Ave and the Edmonton office remains on Jasper Ave.

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