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. 

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, Urban Housing Innovator & Co-Founder & CEO at Intelligent City

Oliver
Lang

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer

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Oliver Lang is a German-Canadian architect and urban entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience. He is a recognized leader in design innovation and integration of complex urban projects, mixed use housing, advanced prefabrication and green building strategies. 

Prior to founding LWPAC and Intelligent City, Oliver researched and practiced in digitally assisted design and fabrication. He also taught advanced design and digital technology at SCI_ARC, the Berlage Institute, TU Berlin, UTF Santa Maria and University of British Columbia (UBC).

Cindy Wilson, Urban Housing Innovator & Co-Founder and Chief Culture Officer at Intelligent City

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 at Intelligent City

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 at Intelligent City

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 at Intelligent city

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.

Maria Cowper-Smith, Director of Finance at Intelligent City

Maria
Cowper-Smith

Director of Finance

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Maria is a proud Canadian immigrant who specializes in corporate finance. Her experience in international compliance, government subsidy, planning and tax for US and Canadian corporations allowed her to create long term multi-jurisdictional financial and tax plans for global corporations with revenues in the hundreds of millions.

She obtained her degrees in Economics, Public Policy and Finance from the University of Calgary and Harvard University. 

Clayton Blackman, Director of Sustainability at Intelligent City

Clayton
Blackman

Director of Sustainability

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Clayton is a Vancouver born Canadian architect and an expert in high performance buildings, ecological design, as well as building information modelling. He has ten years of experience designing prefabricated mass timber buildings including innovative modular housing, community and educational facilities. He is a certified passive house designer. Prior to joining LWPAC and Intelligent City, Clayton worked on several mass timber projects at Perskins+Will.

Aaron Willette, Director of Manufacturing Technology at Intelligent City

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.

Christopher Johnston, Director of Business Development

Christopher
Johnston

Director of Business Development

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Christopher is a results oriented, dynamic business development professional with comprehensive
experience in key management roles, strategic sales and marketing, and exceeding client expectations.

He has 20 years of experience in generating, negotiating and closing sales through needs and driver analyses, and quality execution. He has a proven record in sales team leadership, territory growth, trend forecasting, developing multi-stakeholder and quality B2B connections.

Shaique Uddin, Senior Designer, Digital Development at Intelligent City

Shaique
Uddin

Senior Designer, Digital Development

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Shaique has over 8 years of experience working as a project and design architect in India, Germany and Middle-east. He is an expert in computational tools for resolving complex geometries, coordinating with different consultant teams in design development, and working closely with on-site engineers in the execution of projects.

His portfolio includes a variety of building programs, ranging from hotels, offices, interiors, and master plans. He has been regularly involved in academics, organizing workshops and collaborating with architectural institutes. 

Tanya Pilon, Intern Architect at Intelligent City

Tania
Pilon

Intern Architect

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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.

Stuart Lodge, Designer, Advanced Systems Development at Intelligent City

Stuart
Lodge

Designer, Advanced Systems Development

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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.

Ryan Gillespie, Architectural Design Technologist at Intelligent City

Ryan
Gillespie

Architectural Design Technologist

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Ryan holds a Bachelors Degree in Architectural Science and a Diploma in Architectural Building Technology from the BCIT. He joined LWPAC in 2017 and has been involved in various multi-family projects and with research and development.

Tola Oniyangi, Computational Designer

Tola
Oniyangi

Computational Designer

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Tola is a dual degree Masters graduate of Architecture and Urban Planning from Columbia University GSAPP. Her interests and design approach revolve around enhancing the human experience of space through design, data and technology. Tola previously worked as a computational designer on Delve, a Sidewalk Lab's Generative Design product.
Nicholas Hamel, Computational Designer at Intelligent City

Nicholas
Hamel

Computational Designer

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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.

Fiona Lang, Computational Design Coop Student at Intelligent City

Fiona
Lang

Coop Computational Design

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Fiona Lang is completing her bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics at the University of British Columbia. Fiona is interested in using software as a tool to improve processes and in applying mathematical analysis and technical solutions to problems of design.

Zoie Hou, Computational Design Coop Student at Intelligent City

Zoie
Hou

Coop Computational Design

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Zoie is completing her degree in Engineering Science with Robotics Specialization at the University of Toronto. Zoie is motivated to further develop her skills in software, manufacturing, and mechanical engineering, and to use the technical skills to improve daily lives and better the world at large.

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Jodi
Williams

Controller and Bookkeeper

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Jodi Williams is responsible for the office finances.

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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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