Leaders in Innovative Urban Housing Solutions

We lead the industry in mixed use urban housing, green building strategies, digital design, manufacturing, and robotics in timber construction.

Our Values

Our Urban Housing Solutions
Embody Our Founding Principles

People

We believe people are our most important asset. 

Safety

We ensure a safe work environment to protect the health and well-being of everyone. 

Integrity

We are honest, trustworthy and respectful in everything we do.

Innovation

We foster new ideas and strive for excellence in every project.

Sustainability

We care about the environment and work actively on sustainable solutions.

Collaboration

We value teamwork in all aspects of our business. 

Intelligent City acknowledges that its work takes place in Vancouver on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the  xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples and on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territories of the scəw̓aθən (Tsawwassen), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and other Coast Salish peoples at its Delta location.

Our Philosophy

Founded in 2008, Intelligent City’s mission is to empower people to live better urban lives. The company has been a leader in innovative urban housing, sustainability, building technology and design methodology and has gained municipal approvals and broad government support for its mass timber building system and technology development. Through the convergence of high-rise mass timber, design engineering, automated manufacturing and parametric software, the company is introducing a sustainable, adaptable, and product-based paradigm for the delivery of urban housing solutions.

 

We are a team of ambitious, open-minded, and motivated architects, designers and engineers. Drawing on a multi-faceted range of interests and qualifications, we create innovative, uniquely sustainable urban living solutions. A new kind of integrated and design- and technology-driven company, we offer unique opportunities. We bring together a diverse, highly skilled team united in the belief that technology innovation can enable an ecological, economical, and sustainable future.

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Meet Us

Our Team

Oliver Lang

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Oliver Lang is CEO and Co-Founder of Intelligent City. He is an industry leading and award-winning entrepreneur, developer and architect, who has consistently contributed through innovation and built solutions in the areas of design for urban housing and cultural projects, technology development, off-site prefabrication automation, mass timber construction and carbon net zero building technology.

Oliver is providing new visions and solutions for mixed-use housing, advanced prefabrication and green building strategies. He has chaired the advisory urban design panels of UBC and the City of Vancouver, and frequently provides public key notes and lectures across Canada, North America and abroad. 

Oliver is also the Principal and Co-founder of LWPAC, a Governor General’s Medal winning architecture practice based in Vancouver since 1999. LWPAC is also the design architect for the NEXT Art Gallery of Greater Victoria.

Cindy Wilson

Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer

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Cindy Wilson is a Canadian designer and cultural entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience. She holds a professional Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts degrees from the University of British Columbia.

Cindy has a broad and profound understanding of the cultural forces that shape our societies. She is active in urban and market research, building analysis, strategic planning, design and definition of livability, interior design, materiality and overall project quality control. 

Oliver David Krieg

Chief Technology Officer

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Oliver David Krieg is an expert in computational design and digital fabrication in architecture and timber construction. At Intelligent City, he leads the development of parametric design methods and automated manufacturing technology for the company’s multi-storey, high-rise, mass timber construction systems.

Oliver’s focus is on enabling reciprocities between design, technology and materiality in order to re-conceptualize how architecture can be designed, fabricated, and constructed. 

David Ferguson

Chief Financial Officer

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David was most recently VP Finance and CFO for Aquatic Informatics, where he spent 12 years helping grow the company from 5 employees to over 120. He took a key lead position in supporting the company through a corporate merger and sale of the business to a private equity firm. Over his 12 years at Aquatic Informatics he served in various roles including leading finance, accounting and human resources, and lead positions in operations, marketing and business development. 

Warren Wall

Chief Operating Officer

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Warren is a high-tech executive with experience at both small startups and multi-national organizations. Most recently at quantum computing company D-Wave Systems, he managed all internal operations as COO and then as EVP Corporate Affairs, he built relationships with governments, universities and industry partners across Canada. Prior to D-Wave, he held multiple senior technology executive positions at Electronic Arts.

Diana Banakh

Sr. Project Manager

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Diana Banakh is a Senior Project Manager with experience in the consulting and real estate industry. She has a background in environmental urban planning and civil engineering technology, with a passion for sustainable design and architecture. Diana has a very diverse experience consulting on and managing projects in residential, commercial, and industrial industries. Her project experience has ranged from highway/bridge construction, building condition assessments, geotechnical, environmental, hazardous materials, and building restoration. Prior to joining the team, Diana worked as a Capital Manager in the multi-residential and real estate industry. 

Selamawit Dires

Structural Engineering Specialist

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Selam is a civil/structural engineer with over eight years of related experience. She is experienced in structural analysis and design of concrete, steel, and timber buildings. Her passion for sustainable construction stems from working on earthquake-resistant mass timber building research projects during her graduate studies at UBC and UNBC.
Selam believes in multi-disciplinary collaboration to deliver the most efficient engineering solutions. At Intelligent City, she will thrive in the set-up of building systems that meet sustainability, performance objectives, high-end quality, and efficiency metrics.

Leanne Duhamel

Director of People

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Leanne leads the People-HR function at Intelligent City.  As a senior HR professional her well-developed experience spans across industries, including software technology, construction, and engineering.  She is a Chartered Professional in HR (CPHR-BC) in Canada and SHRM-Senior Certified Professional in the USA.

Leanne leads with authenticity and is passionate about working with people and making a difference in the organization by developing values-led programs and practices and building high-performing and diverse teams.  She is dedicated to contributing to Intelligent City’s success by supporting its people to achieve success.

Nicholas Hamel

Manufacturing Automation Lead

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With a background in Architecture and Mechanical Engineering, Nicholas has focused his personal design philosophy on the intersection between digital fabrication and detail-oriented assemblies. As an MArch and MEDes graduate from the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape at the University of Calgary, he wrote his thesis on parametric tool design and cross laminated timber supply chains. Before joining the Intelligent City and LWPAC team, he worked at SAPL’s digital fabrication laboratory and Calgary-based firm Studio North as a parametric designer.

Zoie Hou

Software Engineer

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Zoie is a graduate of the Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering at the University of Toronto specializing in Robotics Engineering. During her undergraduate studies, she designed a medication feeding robot for her thesis. She is determined to develop and use robots to assist humans and benefit the world at large, and she is starting this journey with automating the design and manufacturing processes at Intelligent City.

Stuart Lodge

Manager, Building Systems Integration

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Stuart Lodge is graduate of the Masters of Architecture program at the University of British Columbia’s School of Architecture (SALA). His thesis project focused on the intersection of 3D printing, materiality and architectural components. Before joining Intelligent City and LWPAC he worked at Michael Green Architecture. In addition, he is currently also completing a Masters of Advanced Studies in Architecture focusing on non-linear additive manufacturing using organic compounds and materials.

Nicholas Martino

Computational Designer

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Nicholas has a background in Architecture and Urban Design with a focus in computational and generative design methods. He is an expert in employing algorithmic thinking to solve spatial problems at multiple scales. Prior to joining Intelligent City, Nicholas worked with GIS software development, urban planning, architecture and interior design. He is interested in leveraging the power of technology to design more sustainable buildings and cities.

Yasser Mourad

Director of Operations

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Yasser is an operations executive with North American and international volumetric modular construction experiences. Yasser’s experience spans technology, construction, and manufacturing industries. He is dedicated to establishing sustainable, scalable, and disruptive operations practices within Intelligent City, that will help shape the industry’s future.

Edmand Ngai

CNC and Robotics Lead

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Edmand is the CNC and Robotics Lead at Intelligent City, and responsible for developing and implementing machining and assembly processes at the company’s pilot plant. 

As a graduate from UBC Centre for Advanced Wood Processing, he has experience in custom millwork and fenestration design, manufacturing, CNC programming, and wood milling. His interest is in leveraging the versatility of robots to refine manufacturing, to adapt to different inputs while maintaining flow, repeatability, and standardization.

Joel Pacas

Manufacturing Technology Developer

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Joel Pacas has a background in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. He previously worked at Rocky Mountain Bicycles fabricating test jigs, preforming fatigue tests, and doing destructive and non-destructive testing. He has also worked for the Town of Canmore as a Project Coordinator on Steep Creek rehabilitation and Active Transportation projects. Through is past projects he has found his passion for design and manufacturing.

Anagha Patil

Computational Designer

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Anagha Patil is a graduate of the Master of Architecture program at the University of Calgary’s School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape. She has previously worked as a junior architect in India and as an architectural designer at Thier Curran Architects, Ontario. During her master’s, Anagha’s work primarily focused on generative design methods and robotic fabrication which inspires her interest in parametric design tools and their impact on the design world. She has also worked as a research assistant with SAPL’s Laboratory For Integrative Design and Center For Civilization. 

Tania Pilon

Architect, Building Systems Lead

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Tania Pilon graduated with her Master’s in architecture from McGill University. She competed in the Solar Decathlon China 2018 with TeamMTL where they designed and built a flexible and adaptable net-zero prefabricated row house. She worked on exhibition designs, logistics, the construction and gave a presentation at the Sustainable Development Center in Montreal. She took a PassivHaus designer course and is LEED AP BD + C accredited. Her thesis investigated the role of an architect as a translator and the influence of Indigenous cultures on architecture. She worked in Montreal and Mexico City before moving to Vancouver.

Alexander Preiss

Intern Architect, Junior BIM Manager

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Alexander Preiss is an Intern Architect with the OAA and a graduate of the University of British Columbia. During his Master’s, Alex was a computational fabrication researcher with UBC’s HiLo Lab where he co-authored award-winning R+D in digital timber fabrication. His professional experience spans mixed-use development, urban infill housing, and community sport & recreation in both BC and Ontario. At LWPAC and Intelligent City he is focused on project execution and BIM integration.

Ho Cheung (Timo) Tsui

Computational Design Architect

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Ho Cheung (Timo) Tsui is a registered architect with experience in architecture design development, and a specialist in computational design, BIM, and digital fabrication. Originally from Hong Kong, he is interested in urban housing and bridging technology into the building development and real estate finance process (prop-tech). He speaks fluent English, Cantonese, and Mandarin Chinese.

David Wan

Director of Business Development

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David Wan leads our business development and communications initiatives. David has over 30 years of project marketing experience, working for some of the world’s largest property developers, and is the fulcrum that connects our technology with the marketplace. In a career that spans Vancouver, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Toronto, David has a unique understanding of real estate developers and homebuyers.

Aaron Willette

Director of Manufacturing Technology

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Aaron is an experienced designer and technologist with an expertise in  developing relationships between design and industrial production. 

He leads Intelligent City’s manufacturing initiatives, including the deployment of the manufacturing processes and facilities. Prior to joining Intelligent City he was working with the manufacturing development teams at WeWork and Apple.

Jodi Williams

Senior Accountant, Controller

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Jodi Williams is responsible for the office finances.

Zifan Ye

Computational Design Co-op

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Zifan is a third-year undergraduate student at the University of Toronto completing his degree in Computer Science specialist, Cognitive Science major and East Asian Study minor. He has great interest in software design, algorithms, and machine learning that can transform the everyday life. In Intelligent City, Zifan wishes to help the team to create better software and services

Olivia Yee

Building Systems Co-op

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Olivia is currently a fifth-year Integrated Engineering student at the University of British Columbia, specializing in structural and materials engineering. With a special interest and passion for sustainable construction through mass timber, her responsibilities at Intelligent City lie at the intersection of structural engineering, building system development and sustainability analysis. She aims to pursue her journey to the P. Eng. designation once she graduates in December 2022.

Brant York

Housing Product Designer

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Brant York has been studying and working in architecture since 2013, graduating with distinction from two Canadian architectural programs (B.ArchSci & M.Arch). He has received significant recognition for his academic accomplishments, including the Merrick Architecture Graduating Prize from UBC, the Ontario Association of Architects Award from Ryerson University, and recognition in the 2015-2016 OAA Annual Report.

Kai Zhu

Design Automation Lead

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Kai Zhu is a registered Architect in Australia with experience primarily working on large scale, civic infrastructure projects. Originally from Melbourne, Kai is an expert in the field of Computational Design, having developed bespoke computational tools and workflows within practice throughout all stages of the delivery phase. Kai is a passionate advocate for digital transformation within the AEC industry, having lectured at events such as ComputationalAEC Melbourne. His personal interests lie at the intersection of automation, industrialised construction, and business models. Prior to joining Intelligent City, Kai worked at Resolve Insight, an Australian based BIM consultancy as a Computational Designer.

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Opportunities at Intelligent City

We are looking for great people who have the skills and drive to help us create a better world. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and fulfilling work in an exciting environment. We want our work to be worthy of everyone’s commitment.

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