NORR Announces Senior Management Transition in Residential and Residential Care Sectors | Entertainment

TORONTO, Jan. 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – NORR, a global architecture and engineering firm, today announced the promotion of George Sorich AIA, NCARB, LEED® AP to Vice President, Residential Care and residential beginning April 1, 2022. The promotion is a planned succession and leadership transition from Bruce McKenzie AAA, AIBC, FRAIC, LEED® AP who will step down after 20 years at the helm. Bruce will continue to provide strategic advisory services through 2022.

“The transition is a natural progression that reflects Bruce’s successful leadership in building and mentoring a strong residential and residential care team at NORR,” said Brian Gerstmar, President and CEO. “We see new growth opportunities in Canada, the US and the UK, and believe George is well placed to lead global projects and identify housing trends in the decade to come.”

Bruce has deep roots in Calgary, Alberta, where he began his career 40 years ago, and over time has been a driving force in shaping the landscape with some of the city’s most notable buildings. He is an advocate for affordable housing, more options for seniors, and transit-oriented developments. “The pandemic has been a big disruptor in the residential and residential care sectors and as designers we are balancing the spectrum of walkable communities, optimizing the use of available floor space, developing healthy buildings through sustainable design and managing new standards of space,” said Bruce. “George is attuned to the industry complexities and external forces of change that will enable him to successfully transition into this leadership role.”

Based in the Chicago, IL office, George has been a practicing architect for 30 years and began his career in the residential industry. “I’m passionate about the industry,” said George. It’s in our collective DNA to be part of a movement that designs beautiful buildings that help establish smart cities and resilient neighborhoods. Drawing on Bruce’s design excellence, business acumen and core values, I am focused on developing a scalable super industry that builds on the talent of our architects, engineers, architects and architects. interior and home and residential planners at NORR around the world. »

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NORR is a fully integrated, employee-owned A&E business. Our professional team of 750 architects, engineers, planners and interior designers work collaboratively across 14 market sectors from offices located in Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the United Arab Emirates. Our mission is to create socially responsible, environmentally friendly and financially viable architectural and engineering design solutions to ensure our clients achieve their business goals while contributing to healthier and more sustainable spaces and places in worldwide. Founded in 1938 by Canadian architect John B. Parkin, we’ve been building on our reputation for inspired design for nearly 85 years. We continue to advance design through sustainable stewardship, diversity of people, the power of technology, and the pursuit of excellence for the built environment.

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