Team

Our well-rounded team offers a range of consulting services to clients in the private, public and non-profit sectors throughout Western Canada.

Principal

Armin A. Preiksaitis

President, BES, RPP, FCIP

Bio

Armin is the founder and President of ParioPlan (formerly Armin A. Preiksaitis & Associates). His planning career spans over 43 years and combines experience as a planner and manager, president of the Edmonton Downtown Development Corporation, and planning consultant to the private, public and non-profit sectors. He has been a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) since 1975 and is registered with both the Alberta Professional Planners Institute and the Association of Professional Community Planners of Saskatchewan. In 2012 he was made a Fellow of the CIP – the highest honor bestowed on a professional planner in Canada.

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Since establishing his consulting firm in 1996, Armin has successfully managed a broad range of land use plans, studies and downtown urban revitalization projects for municipalities and developers throughout Alberta and Saskatchewan. Armin’s unique background gives him considerable knowledge in the areas of economic development, sustainable development and public/private partnerships. With a portfolio of over 350 major plans and studies, Armin’s planning expertise includes statutory plans, zoning bylaws, urban design plans, rezoning approvals, housing and development feasibility studies, economic development strategies and community consultation. Over the last 20 years he has consulted on numerous private sector redevelopment projects, including most major infill rezoning projects in Edmonton.

Armin’s four decades in planning and development give him an in-depth understanding of the municipal approval process, as well as a balanced perspective of the needs of both private developers and municipal clients. Long recognized as a planning expert, he often speaks to professional groups and is frequently quoted in the media. His planning work has received numerous awards and citations. This diverse background has given him considerable knowledge in the areas of mixed-use infill, transit-oriented and sustainable development; project implementation and public/private partnerships. Armin Preiksaitis has an Honors Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree in Urban and Regional Planning from the University of Waterloo.

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780.423.6824

Planners & Designers

Marcelo Figueira

Senior Urban Planner & Designer, MEDes, RPP, MCIP

Bio

Marcelo Figueira is an accredited planner with more than 13 years of professional experience, who has participated as Project Manager or Lead Designer in some of ParioPlan’s award-winning urban infill and transit-oriented projects, bringing expertise in innovative approaches to implementation, including site specific direct control zoning. He is a passionate city building advocate to enable better cities, suburbs and regions through urban design and sustainability, exploring urbanism through innovative lenses and ideas. At ParioPlan, Marcelo provides project management and advice on project structure, processes, methods and content as well as overall business development.

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He holds a Master of Environmental Design (Planning) and a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies from the University of Calgary, and a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Fundacao Armando Alvares Penteado in Brazil. He has a track-record of designing and delivering plans aimed to creating complete communities, balancing sustainable development with a respect for diversity in values, cultures, and distinct places. Marcelo is actively involved in professional planning initiatives in Canada and Alberta as a conference speaker and as volunteer to committees and boards. He regularly shares his planning views and experiences in blogs and articles, which have appeared on the APPI Journal and other publications. He was a speaker at the 2013 CIP Annual Conference and at the 2011 and 2014 APPI Annual Conferences. He was a member of the APPI Journal Committee in 2009-2010 and in 2013 accepted to contribute to the CIP Professional Standard Board as a Mentor for candidate members of the CIP. Marcelo was also a member of the City of Edmonton Subdivision Development and Appeal Board appointed by City Council.

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780.423.6824

Dana Bao

Urban Planner & Designer, B.Arch, MCP, RPP, MCIP

Bio

Dana has recently joined the ParioPlan team as an Urban Designer with a Master of City Planning from the University of Manitoba and a Bachelor of Architecture from Beijing University. Her 8 years of professional experience in Planning and Urban Design in Canada.

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Prior to joining ParioPlan Dana worked as an Urban and Regional Planner where she led and developed urban design guidelines and supported the creation of land use regulations for The Quarters Downtown Edmonton. She has also assisted in the concept plans for public spaces in Edmonton, Alberta. Dana bring experience in public consultation, urban design, planning, research and 3D modelling. She is also proficient in AutoCAD, Google SketchUP, InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and the Microsoft Suite Collection.

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780.423.6824

Evan Joyes

Urban Planner & Designer, BA ENVS, MPLAN

Bio

Evan is a recent graduate from the Masters of Planning Program at the University of Calgary. Through his studies in urban and regional planning, he has gained experience in a variety of planning related fields. These fields include public engagement processes, transportation planning, land use planning, sustainability planning, sustainable design, renewable technology planning, demographical statistical analyses, project management, physical modeling, graphic design of urban and rural landscapes and policy writing as it relates to urban and regional planning.

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Evan was recently brought onto the ParioPlan team as a planner/urban designer, has professional experience in public consultation, policy analysis and development, land use planning, urban design, area redevelopment plans, area structure plans and proposal development. Evan is also proficient in the Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, Google SketchUp, AutoCAD, ArcGIS and the Microsoft Suite Collection.

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780.423.6824

Naomi Roy

Project Planner, BES

Bio

Naomi is a recent graduate from the Planning Program at the University of Waterloo. Through her studies in urban and regional planning, she has gained experience in a variety of planning related fields. These fields include public engagement processes, transportation planning, land use planning, sustainability planning, sustainable design, demographical statistical analyses, project management, physical modelling, graphic design of urban and rural landscapes and policy writing as it relates to urban and regional planning.

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Naomi was recently brought onto the ParioPlan team as a planner/urban designer, has professional experience in public consultation, policy analysis and development, land use planning, urban design, area redevelopment plans, area structure plans and proposal development.

Contact Info

780.423.6824

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