Stuart brings over 20 years of buildings engineering experience to the Team. His mechanical experience covers a wide range of projects including commercial, institutional, and manufacturing. Stuart has gained high-level global experience from his involvement in world-class manufacturing facilities in Europe and the Far East. Involvement in such complex projects has given him an in-depth understanding of the integration of engineering and architectural systems, which is essential to delivering high performance design solutions. He is proactive in following sustainability practices across the world to seek out progressive technologies and strategies that he can incorporate into his projects in North America.
Integral Group’s Vancouver Design Studio champions the use of the most innovative and sustainable systems, which have been incorporated into award-winning, high-performance buildings across the lower mainland. The Vancouver team moved into their current space in 2010, and the tenant improvement redesign project earned two honors from the Interior Design Institute of British Columbia (IDIBC). The open space office houses over 100 team members focused on delivering high quality, expert advice in green building system design and energy engineering across a range of industries.
Located in the downtown core, floor-to-ceiling windows and low panels wrap the space to maximize vistas of the oceanfront and north shore mountain. Designed with sustainability in mind, a focus on daylight harvesting reduces energy consumption, and custom plywood lighting fixture in the reception area speaks to light and air.
Vancouver Design Studio
Suite 180 – 200 Granville St
Vancouver, BC Canada V6C 1S4
Vancouver, BC Leadership
Goran OstojicVice President & Regional Director of Canada West
Goran has over 20 years of experience working as an engineer and energy consultant and is recognized as a global player in energy efficiency and sustainable building design. His contributions and work on international projects in Europe provides him with a unique perspective on design and documentation in North America. Goran has been responsible for many innovative projects in energy- efficient design and analysis including pioneering the use of various HVAC systems such as radiant cooling systems, capillary radiant systems, variable refrigerant flow and displacement ventilation. He has implemented his holistic and innovative design approach to the award-winning Millennium Water (Southeast False Creek) development, a LEED Platinum Neighborhood Development, and the VanDusen Garden Visitors Center, targeting LEED Platinum and the Living Building Challenge.
Stuart HoodManaging Principal, Vancouver, BC
Ali NazariPrincipal, Energy & Sustainability Director - Canada
Currently leading the energy modelling and sustainability teams as a Principal at Integral Group, Ali is well versed in integrated design facilitation, LEED, sustainability and advanced building energy simulations. With over fourteen years of experience in the green building industry, he leads a team of energy modelers and sustainability advisors throughout Canada.
Complementing his theoretical knowledge base, Ali has a detailed technical understanding of and experience with environmental building codes and standards. Ali, who serves as the Chair for the BC Chapter Leadership Board of the CaGBC, is on the CaGBC’s Experienced Modellers List and has provided third party review services for both the CaGBC and USGBC. Collaborating with local utilities, he has helped clients secure local green funding options from various energy efficiency incentive programs. Being part of an elite group of less than 400 people with BEMP certification, he conducts Building Energy Quotient (bEQ) which provides vital information about a building’s energy usage. He has also presented on energy modeling and sustainability at various conferences throughout North America.
Bruno VahediPrincipal, Vancouver, BC
Bruno’s extensive project management expertise is demonstrated through his dedication to clients and his ability to manage at all levels of complexity. With over 20 years of experience in building systems leading cross functional teams, Principal Bruno Vahedi, P.Eng., PMP is well suited to manage integrated Mechanical and Electrical design teams. Results driven, Bruno seeks to optimize processes to increase efficiencies where possible, from the procurement phase to the close of commissioning. Previously, while working for a global contractor firm, he led their MEP group, and had collaborated with Integral on various projects including RCMP ‘E’ Division HQ, Jim Pattison Outpatient Facility, and was also involved in PPP and DB pursuits including Surrey Pretrial and the Okanagan Correction Centre.
Dave RamsliePrincipal, Vancouver, BC
With over a decade of experience in the green building industry, Dave is a leader on urban sustainability issues and policy. He is widely regarded as one of the most innovative policy makers in the Pacific Northwest, due to his track record of delivering effective programs and building lasting partnerships. As a pragmatic problem solver and a highly engaging public speaker, Dave has presented his findings to a variety of audiences.
Dave has demonstrated his forward thinking nature through the execution of many significant local projects, including new environmental requirements for the 2013 Vancouver Building Code, the strategic development to the City of Vancouver’s Corporate Carbon Strategy and the development and authorization of the Green Buildings Rezoning Policy.
He has considerable experience in leading engineering and project management teams and providing consulting and project management services to improve the sustainability, livability and economic prosperity of cities. Dave demonstrates excellent analytic and strategic development skills, balanced with technical knowledge of land use planning and urban design, energy conservation and green building and renewable energy solutions
Gordon McDonaldPrincipal, Vancouver, BC
Gordon has over ten years of mechanical engineering experience with a background that ranges from design and coordination to the management of staff and diverse projects. Gordon brings a refreshing global perspective to the team through his work on many large-scale international projects. His key projects include Millennium Water (Vancouver, BC), Birmingham New Hospital Project (Birmingham, UK) and Glorietta Mall Master Plan and Design (Manila, Philippines). He specializes in various building types including hospitals, labs, pharmaceutical, commercial, retail and residential. He displays a wealth of technical knowledge in low-carbon design, mechanical systems design and sustainable master planning.
Ivan LeePrincipal, Vancouver, BC
Ivan brings over 20 years of industry experience with considerable knowledge in the design of lighting, power systems, life safety and communications systems. His knowledge includes a variety of building types including healthcare, education, offices and laboratories. He has completed an array of projects for Vancouver Coastal Health such as renovation and tenant work for both the Vancouver General and UBC Hospitals. In addition, Ivan has completed energy audits for schools and mixed use buildings. His personal guiding philosophy is to design electrical systems that focus on the total life cycle cost rather than initial or maintenance costs alone.
Ivan NikolicPrincipal, Vancouver, BC
Ivan brings over 15 years of experience to Integral Group. His rigorous pursuit of design efficiency, combined with his attentiveness to detail, allow highly effective, yet simplistic systems to be created. Ivan is an innovative specialist in addressing complex plumbing and drainage engineering issues for new and existing buildings. He has led his teams to successfully complete many sophisticated plumbing system remediation (re-piping & upgrades) as well as new design projects. Ivan holds exceptional knowledge and dedication in the engineering of HVAC, plumbing and drainage systems, with a focus on producing cost-effective, durable and easy to maintain designs that exceed the Clients’ expectations.
Jubin JaliliPrincipal, Vancouver, BC
Jubin leads the Commercial sector at Integral Group. With over 27 years of solid design and management experience, his work includes significant projects in Canada and around the globe. His expertise covers mechanical building design and site commissioning for a variety of building types including commercial, residential, mixed-use, recreational, healthcare, educational and industrial manufacturing. He is the Engineer of Record for the highly sustainable award-winning TELUS Garden and MNP Tower in Downtown Vancouver. Jubin also played a key role in the award-winning Sauder School of Business building located at the University of British Columbia (UBC), as well as the Translink Headquarters in the Brewery District of New Westminster, BC. Jubin’s focus on innovation and sustainability enables him to easily achieve project goals and continually challenge conventional thinking.
Kai ChenPrincipal, Vancouver, BC
Kai is a graduate of one of the most prestigious institutions of higher learning in China, Shanghai Jiaotong University with a degree in Engineering. With his solid educational background, Kai has a thorough understanding of the fundamental principles of mechanical systems for various buildings. Kai brings over 17 years of experience and expertise to the Team with a focus on sustainable design and specializing in design-build, tenant improvement and renovation projects. He has successfully completed a variety of projects including offices, retail, residential, student housing and restaurants.
Mladen MarkovicPrincipal, Vancouver, BC
Mladen brings over 20 years of experience to Integral Group. His innovative approach to mechanical system designs enabled him to complete numerous recreational, educational, institutional, industrial, commercial, and residential including the Trout Lake Community Centre, Northern Rockies Regional Recreation Centre, and Richmond Ice Centre. He has also completed educational projects such as Heritage Woods Secondary School in Port Moody, which was the first ever LEED (Silver) Certified new-construction public education facility in BC – an innovative project began in 2001, long before the Province’s mandate for LEED Certification for new public buildings came into effect.
Sharn ChanaPrincipal, Vancouver, BC
As a Principal at Integral Group, Sharn holds over 14 years of experience in mechanical engineering. He has extensive knowledge of HVAC, plumbing, fire protection and project management, and he demonstrates ingenuity and excellence in all his projects. Sharn excels in managing complex design within an integrated design approach while working within short time frames. His diverse experience includes offering sustainable building solutions in residential, commercial and retail sectors.
Sharn is adaptable, organized and possesses strong decision making skills, allowing him to manage well with the entire design team. With a background in project management and exceptional delivery of designs combined with excellent interpersonal skills, Sharn is equipped to offer clients practical yet innovative solutions from the outset of every project.
Vladimir MiklerPrincipal, Vancouver, BC
Vladimir has a passion for designing energy-efficient and environmentally responsive buildings. With over 25 years of experience, Vladimir is well versed in all aspects of sustainable building design. A recognized leader in geo-exchange technology, Vladimir has designed several systems internationally and co-authored the Geo-Exchange System Design Guidelines for applications in British Columbia. Vladimir is the Engineer-of-Record for Gleneagles Community Centre, the first “constant temperature building” in North America, as well as the recently completed Creekside Community Centre, BC’s first LEED Platinum recreational facility. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture.
Rachel MoscovichAssociate, Vancouver, BC
Rachel is a planner, strategist and project manager who has worked for over ten years in sustainability and resiliency planning, green building and corporate sustainability. Rachel’s experience ranges from strategic planning to policy and program design and implementation. A skilled writer, Rachel has authored a variety of policy reports and white papers relating to sustainability policy and urban design. She brings a broad understanding of current sustainability issues and opportunities in the public and private sectors, and is focused on delivering clear, practical and implementable solutions to government, institutional and corporate clients.