Radiant City also provides services traditionally outside of the core architectural domain, such as Strategic Planning and Pre-design, Rezoning / Development Permit / Board of Variance applications and Project Management.
STRATEGIC PLANNING AND PRE-DESIGN
Before a project is initiated, an investigation of potential opportunities and constraints often needs to be undertaken. Related services include alignment of budget and project expectations, clarifications of process and schedule requirements, determination of as-built conditions, space and functional programming, etc.
DEVELOPMENT PERMIT / REZONING / VARIANCE
When project requirements lie outside the outright uses specifies by municipal Development bylaws, they may undergo discretionary approvals processes, including development permitting and/or rezoning. Requirements might include demonstrating neighbourhood character and streetscape compatibility, adherence to sign guidelines, or justification for discretionary additional area (Floor Space Ratio). Where existing or proposed conditions violate development bylaw requirements, they can sometimes be normalized through a Board of Variance appeal.
Where clients require additional expertise or capacity to manage a project, Radiant City acts a client on their behalf and provides services such as supervision, budgeting, scheduling, contract negotiation and administration, etc.
Ron obtained his B.Sc (Arch.) and B. Arch. at McGill University in Montreal. He subsequently spent 10 years at Bobrow Fieldman Architects, a prestigious mid-sized general practice firm, as a junior architect and then as an Associate. He was responsible for residential and health care projects, and pioneered the use of CAD in Architecture. He received Certified Professional accreditation in 2017.
He relocated the practice (then called Division Zero Architecture) to Vancouver in 1994.
He brings 33 years of experience at many different levels of practice and in many different building types, with an emphasis on addressing complex and unconventional problems, and a commitment to a broadly general practice.
Ron is chair of the AIBC Regulatory Coordiantion Working Group and president of a strata corporation. He is past chair of the Vancouver Chinatown Heritage Area Planning Committee, an advisory panel reporting to city council on issues related to Vancouver’s historically designated Chinatown, and a past director of the Vancouver Life Drawing Society and Yaletown Business Improvement Association. He practices ballet and yoga, paints, has taught yoga and karate and coached youth soccer for Vancouver United FC for 10 years.
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