Steve Kemp, M.A.Sc., P.Eng,
LEED® AP BD+C
Principal, Senior Energy and Sustainability Specialist, RDH Building Science
With nearly 20 years of building science experience, Steve has specialized in sustainable building, particularly with respect to low energy design. Skilled in numerous energy technologies including geothermal energy, smart lighting control, solar power generation, solar hot water, heat recovery and thermal storage, he is renowned as one of Canada’s top energy efficiency technology experts.
Steve leads RDH’s Energy and Sustainability team in Ontario, eastern Canada and the United States. His role involves providing strategic advice for early-stage services [i.e. integration of energy, building enclosure, heating/cooling and ventilation] and participating in design charrettes. Additionally, he leads investigations of energy and mechanical performance in existing buildings, and whole building energy efficiency modelling and simulation for new and existing buildings.
Johanna Hurme, MAA, AAA, OAA, SAA, SAFA, MRAIC, LEED AP
Principal, 5468796 architecture
Johanna Hurme is an architect and a founding partner of Winnipeg-based 5468796 Architecture, established in 2007. In the past nine years the firm has achieved national and international recognition and its work has been published in over 150 books and publications. The Houston- based Rice Design Alliance recently stated that they ‘truly believe 5468796 to be one of the most talented young design firms worldwide.’
5468796 makes design advocacy an ongoing pursuit through critical practice, professorships at the Universities of Manitoba, Toronto and Montreal; and through numerous public engagements. In 2012 5468796 represented Canada at the Venice Biennale in Architecture and in 2013 they were selected as recipient of the 2013 Prix de Rome Award in Architecture for Canada by the Canada Council for the Arts.
Johanna Hurme is passionate about making architecture an integral part of broader culture by spearheading ventures like Table for 12 + 1200, Chair Your Idea and Design District Winnipeg. Her jury appointments include AIA NY and AIA Denver design awards, Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence and Warming Huts International Design Competition. Johanna currently on the Board of Directors of Winnipeg Chamber of Commerce, on the Council of Manitoba Association of Architects, and is a Chair of the WCC’s Creative Council. In 2010 she received a Manitoba Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award for Emerging Business.
Keith Tufts, RAIC, NSAA, AANB, LEED® AP, BCOMM
Principal in charge, Lydon Lynch Architects
Lydon Lynch Principal Keith Tufts has built a portfolio of award-winning, highly sustainable institutional projects including the award-winning Halifax Seaport Farmers’ Market, the Lunenburg County Lifestyle Centre in Bridgewater and the Dalhousie University’s Student Union Building.
Keith is appreciated for his ability to listen to client’s needs, ensure the team is attentive in their commitment to the project, inspire and encourage great design, and provide respectful management and leadership. Keith has a varied design background in architecture, broadcasting and entertainment; having designed and constructed technically complex theatres, television and radio broadcast facilities, community markets, recreational facilities, head libraries and educational facilities.
He recently delivered the Dalhousie University Student Union Building, a renewal and expansion of an occupied building into the university’s main community hub. The project was delivered on time and on budget to rave reviews for his design and his leadership.
Rodney Wilts, JD, LEED AP
Partner, Windmill Development Group, Ltd.
As a Windmill partner Rodney brings a depth of experience on green building materials, community-scale development projects, and low-cost sustainable solutions. He is an environmental lawyer who has focused his career primarily on green buildings and smart growth issues including large-scale projects aiming to be carbon neutral from operations and taking a holistic approach to sustainability. Windmill’s most ambitious project is the re-development of former industrial lands along the Ottawa River between Ottawa and Gatineau into a sustainably-designed live, work and recreation complex known as Zibi.