Ideas
Inspired.

Values

At POPOVICH we are enthusiastic and energized. Our beliefs guide our actions. Our culture reflects our collective attitudes, aspirations, ideas and experiences that we share with the world.

  • Responsible

    We unite goals of economy and ecology. Focused on underlying value and resisting distraction by market ephemera, we at POPOVICH maintain our client’s financial interests while enhancing long-term ecological resiliency of the communities that we are part of. We design for people and place, creating environments that are integral to their surroundings.

  • Innovative

    We use design as a catalyst. Principled by a desire to instill and develop adaptive approaches to design, POPOVICH leverages a focused expertise on evolving technologies and techniques. We strive to defy our collective sense of what communities can and should be, seeking solutions beyond convention.

  • Authentic

    We are focused and deliberate. Building collaborative relationships with like-minded clients, suppliers, contractors and design professionals, we actively participate and engage in understanding problems together from multiple perspectives. We are curious and ambitious, exercising evidence based design that relies on questioning, looking, thinking, dreaming, discussing, and adjusting.


Team

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    Stephen Popovich

    Founding Principal | Leadership + Vision

    OALA, BCSLA, MALA, CSLA

    As Founding Principal working at the intersection of urban design, architecture, landscape, ecology and economics, Stephen founded new paradigms for building livable, sustainable communities.

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    Stephen Popovich

    Founding Principal | Leadership + Vision

    As Founding Principal working at the intersection of urban design, architecture, landscape, ecology and economics, Stephen founded new paradigms for building livable, sustainable communities. He creates a collaborative leadership model that innovatively engages clients as our strategic partner, focusing his design process around the social agenda of communities, and how people connect and interact with each other. With our expertise and insights of industry and market trends, Stephen champions new perspectives and project solutions for clients in a complex and fast-moving marketplace.

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    Kendall Flower

    Principal | Community + Resiliency

    OALA, CSLA, MPLAN, GRP

    As a Principal leading the firm, Kendall brings influence to the industry while shouldering a responsibility for the future of POPOVICH, our clients and the communities we serve.

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    Kendall Flower

    Principal | Community + Resiliency

    As a Principal leading the firm, Kendall brings influence to the industry while shouldering a responsibility for the future of POPOVICH, our clients and the communities we serve. An early life immersed in the wilderness of the Georgian Bay Biosphere Reserve, discovering the open water, inlets and forests, laid the groundwork for Kendall’s proclivity to push beyond boundaries and seek adventure. Kendall practices her passions of continued learning, kite-surfing, outdoor extreme silent-sports, and exploring places near and far. Through her expertise in design, landscape architecture and land planning, she seeks to create balance between humans and the environment.

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    Dalia Todary-Michael

    Strategist | Design + Communication

    BLArch

    Dalia is a designer and design thinker who orchestrates projects and utilizes research, visualization and writing to generate creative-edge ideas and define vision, design directions, as well as new opportunities for the firm.

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    Dalia Todary-Michael

    Strategist | Design + Communication

    Dalia is a designer and design thinker who orchestrates projects and utilizes research, visualization and writing to generate creative-edge ideas and define vision, design directions, as well as new opportunities for the firm. Her experience of growing up in Dubai, living in Europe and making Canada home have shaped the way she thinks about space and its role in forming social/personal identities. With a foundation in Landscape Architecture and life-long practice of creative writing and visual arts, Dalia is actively examining interactive design as a form to engage public perceptions of ‘place’ and cultural environments. She is passionate about engagements of philosophy and concept art explored in design and other creative outlets.

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    Jeff Briggs

    Director | Design + Planning

    OALA, CSLA

    Jeff spearheads our firm’s design practice, with a design career of significant work spanning more than 30 years in Canada, the United States, and Asia.

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    Jeff Briggs

    Director | Design + Planning

    Jeff spearheads our firm’s design practice, with a design career of significant work spanning more than 30 years in Canada, the United States, and Asia. He leads the design and successful execution of a wide variety of projects, from community and campus planning to detailed and intricate project development, inspiring excellence in the professionals who surround him. Jeff is a native North Carolinian who now calls Toronto home, living downtown in a row house filled to the brim with pottery, design books and art. A talented, long-term abstract painter who works with acrylics, Jeff is passionate about all avenues of expression.

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    Georgina Bodrug

    Manager | Policy + Delivery

    C. Tech., LEED Green Associate

    Georgina’s inclination for detail and precision makes her a natural leader of the processes involved in project development and execution to ensure the firm’s effectiveness in meeting quality goals on time and on budget.

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    Georgina Bodrug

    Manager | Policy + Delivery

    Georgina’s inclination for detail and precision makes her a natural leader of the processes involved in project development and execution to ensure the firm’s effectiveness in meeting quality goals on time and on budget. With over 20 years of experience in the civil engineering and site development fields, she challenges traditional design processes and modalities as a LEED Green Associate, monitoring every stage of production, and developing new efficient ways of utilizing our resources. Home-based in Port Credit with her family, Georgina practices intricate design and pattern-making with creative quilting techniques, a passion grown from a lifelong talent of sewing. Her humanitarian edge and desire for learning reflects in her endeavours to deliver literature to others and inspire the joy of reading.

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    Broc Cairns

    Strategist | Research + Foresight

    BLArch, MDes, RGD

    With on-the-edge trends, Broc works closely with the leadership team to continually adapt and refine our long-term strategy.

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    Broc Cairns

    Strategist | Research + Foresight

    With on-the-edge trends, Broc works closely with the leadership team to continually adapt and refine our long-term strategy. Through his contribution, the firm can address broad questions about the configuration of its major resources to achieve the desired objectives of the corporate action plan. Originally from the beaches of Vancouver and currently completing his Masters of Design thesis at OCADU, Broc’s design outlook is strongly influenced from having grown up in BC and lived in Scandinavia. He applies these lifestyle principles into improving the practice of designing North America’s urban, walkable neighbourhoods.

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    Paul Scarafile

    Manager | Quality + Development

    BCIN

    With an aptitude for detail and a depth of three-decade tried-and-tested knowledge in the architecture profession, Paul delivers audit information to the management team.

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    Paul Scarafile

    Manager | Quality + Development

    With an aptitude for detail and a depth of three-decade tried-and-tested knowledge in the architecture profession, Paul delivers audit information to the management team. He continually researches and analyzes industry data, advancing our systems protocol for BIM, LEED, Building Codes and other regulatory compliance areas. Paul has a passion for uniquely adaptable design and pre-fabricated construction processes, new building technologies and software advancement. Outside of the design field, he follows his life-long passion for coaching soccer and helping players succeed.

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    Sharon Domander

    Director of Operations | Resources + Accounting

    Dedicated over 17 years with POPOVICH, Sharon is the welcoming voice of the firm and interfaces with all levels of the team.

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    Sharon Domander

    Director of Operations | Resources + Accounting

    Dedicated over 17 years with POPOVICH, Sharon is the welcoming voice of the firm and interfaces with all levels of the team. She maintains office efficiency by implementing equipment procurement and communications protocol, and provides administrative support by implementing office systems, procedures and policies. Overseeing fiscal services, Sharon provides the accuracy, reliability and decisiveness allowing our business to excel. 

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