Staff Spotlight: Laura Uskevich

Laura Uskevich is a Project Designer at Caron. She has a strong sense of style and design honed by her work at Caron. She enjoys and understands the psychology that material quality and form play in building a pleasurable space to inhabit. No matter if the project is as simple as a fireplace design or as complex as an apartment building, Laura always seeks to create a unique experience through thoughtful design. 

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Staff Spotlight: Wayde Tardif

Wayde Tardif is a Senior Designer at Caron. As a design professional for more than 30+ years, Wayde has designed mixed-use, commercial, workplace, residential, hospitality, cultural & institutional projects around the world. Wayde’s range of project types include city and campus master planning, urban design, commercial, retail, office, residential, hospitality, academic, library, and visual & performing arts facilities. In addition to architecture graphics and urban design, Wayde has also played a pivotal role in marketing and branding for companies both domestically and internationally.

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Radim is Back: A Recap of Six-Months Abroad

I’ve returned from my six-month sabbatical and I’m energized and inspired to continue leading the Caron team as we embark on another successful year together. The main purpose of my trip was to focus on my family, but throughout my journey I had the opportunity to observe urban conditions, buildings and monuments around the world.

When I was younger, I used to practice architectural paparazzi, going out of my way to see buildings by famous and recognized architects. As I’ve grown older, I have become more interested in regular building patterns and small local gems which are well-detailed and catch my eye. I’m a firm believer in traveling beyond your hometown as there are lessons to be learned and comparisons to be made. It can lead to “Aha” moments of innovation. My travels were a kaleidoscope of views and impressions blurred together. I’ve done my best to combine six months of travel in my recap below and welcome the opportunity to share more about my experiences over coffee at our office.  

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2018 Travel Scholarship: Recap

My travels to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, and Macau was an unforgettable trip and invaluable learning experience in the field of architecture. Over the course of nine days, I explored each city’s various neighborhoods, city centers, landmark buildings, and natural landscapes to seek inspiration in design and make connections to architecture out there and its potential application back home. I chose the Hong Kong area as my choice destination due to its striking population density and the hundreds of high rises that sprout from the mountainside like stalks of wheat in their best attempts to house the city’s 7 million people. Such a city also has wonderful architectural works like the HSBC Building by Norman Foster and the Hong Kong Design Institute by CAAU.

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