Jury Panel

Carol Belanger, City Architect, Architect, AAA, FRAIC, LEED® AP, City of Edmonton

Carol graduated from the Technical University of Nova Scotia with a Masters Degree in Architecture in 1992. After 15 years in private practice he worked as a senior urban designer in the City’s planning and development group where he chaired the Edmonton Urban Design Awards in 2005 and 2007. In 2007 Carol move over to the City’s building group as a project architect and in 2009 took over as City Architect. As City Architect he has worked to emphasize the importance of urban and architectural design excellence for the betterment of the city and communities that we live in. Leveraging the City’s current policies and bylaws, the City has revised it’s RFQ/RFP process to reflect the required higher design standard. In 2017 Carol was inducted into the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s College of Fellow for his continued advocacy of the architectural profession.

Shafraaz Kaba, Principal, ASK*

Shafraaz Kaba is an Integrated Project Delivery (IPD) expert and architect who thrives on facilitating problem solving that is ecologically focused. He brings together architects, engineers, trades, contracts and clients to enable high performance results using Lean culture and design thinking.
photo credit: Darren Gee

Stephan Pasche Eng., Associate Principal, Fast + Epp

Stephan is an Associate Principal who manages Fast + Epp’s expanding office in Edmonton. His ability to provide on-the-ground practical and creative design expertise with a growing team of Alberta-based engineers allows our firm to better service our growing client base across Canada’s Prairies.

Stephan has been with our firm since 1999 – his deep commitment to our design approach and company philosophy has helped build our reputation in Edmonton and beyond. He is a well-rounded engineer due to his proficiency in wood, concrete, and steel projects; it has allowed Stephan to contribute to a wide range of projects in almost all building sectors.

This includes some of Fast + Epp’s most high-profile projects including Arena Stage Performing Arts Center in Washington, DC, Allard Hall at MacEwan University and the Philip Currie Dinosaur Museum. Locally in Edmonton, he has designed the Productivity and Innovation Center at NAIT, Richie Market, the Mosaic Centre and Gilead Sciences Research Laboratories.

Stephan graduated with a Bachelor in Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1999. He gained experience working at Agra Inc., before taking a permanent position at Fast + Epp later that year.