Michele Idoine Joins HDR as Principal for Canadian Architecture Practice

(May 13, 2015) - Michele Idoine, OAA, RAIC, LEED AP, has joined HDR as a principal for Canada. In this role, she is responsible for strengthening HDR's architecture practice in the country, developing new business strategies, and maintaining and establishing client relationships. Based in Toronto, she will provide marketing leadership and guidance for HDR's Canadian architecture offices located in Toronto, London, Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario.

Michele brings more than 20 years' experience in the architecture industry. Throughout her career, Michele has successfully led large-scale project pursuits, including multiple Public Private Partnerships such as Centre hospitalier de l'université de Montréal (CHUM), and led the the Planning Design and Compliance for Women's College Hospital in Toronto, Ontario. Her background spans the healthcare and science + technology markets and includes projects ranging from small community clinics to 600-bed urban hospitals and complex research laboratories. One of her more recent projects was the new Humber River Hospital, where she led the Peer Review of the HDR-designed hospital.

"Michele brings a combination of creative energy, marketing expertise, project management experience and design aptitude that is hard to find," notes Tom Ditoro, managing partner of the Toronto and London offices. "She is engrained in the local design community and understands the complexities that come with health, science and P3 projects in Canada. With Michele's guidance, we will continue to deliver design solutions that champion human-centered design, solve real problems, and advance health, research and wellbeing."

Michele received a Master of Architecture degree from Southern California Institute of Architecture. She is a licensed architect with the Ontario Association of Architects and an active member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and was a juror for the Society for Critical Care Medicine's Critical Care Unit design competition in both 2012 and 2013.