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Mar 21 2019 - 5:30pm until
Mar 21 2019 - 7:00pm


Stantec - Innovation Centre Main Floor
325 25th Street SE
Calgary T2A 7H8

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Prateek (Peter) Sharma

Superhero Series: AWE-thentic Sustainability! A Fireside Chat with Linda Selin and Jacqui McFarland
The Cambridge Dictionary describes sustainability as ‘the ability to continue at the same level for a period of time.’ Other definitions related to sustainability include ‘unceasing’, ‘imperishable’, and ‘renewable’. If there are two designers who have achieved sustainability in their 30+ year careers, it’s Linda Selin and Jacqui McFarland – who started their design careers prior to the dawn of computers, and remain unceasing, imperishable, and feeling completely renewed.

Linda and Jacqui have witnessed much along their respective journeys, and through many valuable lessons learned, have developed a certain wisdom and philosophy regarding the true meaning of a sustainable practice, in terms of both what and how they design.

Enjoy a fire-side chat with Linda and Jacqui in Stantec’s new Innovation Centre, where they will regale their tales, wisdom, and lessons learned about authentic sustainability.

Linda Selin AOCA
Associate Senior Interior Design
With 30 years of experience, Linda is an experienced interior designer who captures, conceptualizes, and executes projects of all brands, scopes, requirements, and challenges. She has built a wealth of professional experience across multiple market sectors including recreation, education, hospitality, senior facilities, health care and retail. One of Linda’s key attributes is the ability to assess client needs and design creative and appropriate spaces. Her goal is always to find solutions to best meet the challenge with out-of-the-box thinking. She is passionate about creating environments promoting and sustaining healthy work, play, and living experiences. Her ongoing involvement with biophilic and biomimicry principles supports how spaces and materials are used with nature in mind and how we can make a difference for a healthy mind and body.

Jacqui McFarland
Senior Interior Design
Jacqui McFarland admits unabashedly to having once hand-drafted glass block details by hand.
Jacqui McFarland has ‘seen it all’ in terms of design trends and the way our economic, social, and political climate has shaped the way we design. An award-winning designer with more than three decades of experience, Jacqui’s career has spanned a number of realms, including commercial design, academia, visual communication design, business owner, and now Senior Interior Design Associate with Stantec Architecture.
Jacqui received a Faculty of Distinction award from Mount Royal University where she served as Department Chair of the Interior Design program, as well as two Presidential Citations from the Interior Design Educators Council. She presently serves on the Council for Interior Design Accreditation Standards Committee, and a Board Member for Calgary Reads, which is dedicated to helping children read with confidence and joy. Her current passion is understanding the function of Beauty, and how it contributes to inspiring a more compassionate society.

Free for EGPs and students. Please email with proof of EGP membership or student status to register with this special pricing.

*This is an Alberta Chapter event open to the public and providing special member pricing to its Chapter members. If you are an employee of a national member company, please sign in to and join the Chapter for free, to become eligible for member pricing. If your company is not a national member, you can join the Chapter as an individual, or encourage your company to become a national member.

Please arrive at 5.15 P.M. to sign-in to this event.
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