Warren has over 25 years of progressive international experience in the design, planning, and construction of diverse project typologies and scale. He has worked amongst award winning global firms and interdisciplinary teams on multi-billion-dollar masterplans, high-rise office and residential towers, hospitality projects, educational and corporate campuses, mixed-use developments, and sustainable initiatives. Specific areas of expertise are in establishing high-level conceptual thinking and problem solving towards project vision, liaising with clients and stakeholders, team leadership, and effective project delivery of detailed design solutions. Warren is a strong believer in design as a communicative process, building upon narratives that lead to lasting relationships and successful projects by means of amassing and testing the diverse ideas and expertise of all team members involved.
Having joined IBI in 2018, Warren’s role was in providing support for the management and growth of the high-rise residential design team while leading several files within the GTA and Montreal concurrently. Having since branched out to lend his expertise towards the growth of the US Building Sector, he has been directing design on a broader range of project designations and P3 pursuits. In addition to his project commitments, he has been instrumental in the evolution of the IBI Design Excellence Committee, intended to showcase the value of design and the collective talents within the firm by promoting innovative thinking, mentoring, integration of technology formats, project reviews, award selections and submissions for publication.
Warren has a keen sensibility for detail and craft, cultivated through his extensive hands-on experience of innovative structural solutions in wood framing, as illustrated in his designs of private houses and children’s camps while in Partnership within his former practice. He is an honours graduate of Carleton University in Ottawa, a registered Architect and LEED Accredited Professional, as well as an abstract artist, having shown his work across Canada, Europe, and the US.