Navid Ghasemzadeh

Navid Ghasemzadeh

Toronto, ON, CA



Navid is an Architect with several years of professional experience working on various transit and transportation facilities. Currently working at Stantec on several major transit projects, he is a core member of the team that helps enhance transportation connectivity within communities.

His professional expertise is shaped up by working on various stages of design including preparation of pre-design reports, feasibility studies, schematic design, preliminary design and technical design reports. As a Design lead, he can develop and prepare full contract documentation ensuring the technical accuracy, compliance with all relevant codes, adequacy of design, safety, constructability, maintainability and cost effectiveness.

Currently, Navid is responsible for maintaining day-to-day contact with clients, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and other stakeholders as well as managing consultants and internal teams. It is also part of his duties to ensure that the projects are financially on track and on schedule. 


Stantec, Toronto, ON, CA, Architect / Project Manager

Architect and Project Manager for various transit and transportation project (see below list):
- Technical Advisory Facilities lead for Hurontario LRT project of Metrolinx
- Architect and Project Manager for Major McKenzie Drive West Bus Terminal of York Region Transit
- Architect for Transit terminal location and conceptual design study project for City of Orillia
- Architect for College Station Second Exit and Easier Access project for Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
- Contract Administrator for New Investigative Services Division project for Hamilton Police Services
- Contract Administrator for Niagara Police Services 1 District project for Niagara Region
- Architect for Bowmanville rail Expansion Project; B1 Station project for Metrolinx
- Architect for Design-Build pursuit of Hurontario LRT project for Metrolinx
- Architect for Design-Build pursuit of Kipling RER Bus Terminal project for Metrolinx
- Technical Advisory team lead for McNicoll Bus Garage project for Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)

May 2017 - current

IBI Group, Toronto, ON, CA, Architect

Architect for Eglinton Crosstown LRT project for Metrolinx

Feb 2016 - Apr 2017

George Friedman Architect, Toronto, ON, CA, Intern Architect

Intern Architect for various ongoing projects of the office.
- Group Station Manager Office project at Kipling and Bay Stations for Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)
- Trafalgar Campus Welcome Centre project for Sheridan College

Nov 2014 - Jan 2016

Atelier Ar-ché, Paris, FR, Freelance architect

- Preparation of Final design and building permit amendments for an office building project of 161,000 sf entitled Périmètre de la gare at Levallois Péret, France. Coordination of a group of four designers in production of architectural drawings.

- Public form 2014 : Competition for creation of urban furniture at La Défense. Brainstorming, preliminary design for the competition phase, attending reunions before the execution phase.

- Preliminary design and building permit for rehabilitation of Ampère tower (161,000 sf) at la Défense. Coordination of a group of three designers in production of architectural drawings. Attending reunions with all engineering departments.

May 2013 - Jul 2014

ALC Architects & Associates, Toronto, Intern architect

- Rehabilitation and extension of a nursing home for elderly people for la Congrégation des Sœurs Augustines in Paris 13th arrondissement. Coordination of architectural and technical drawings, assistance in the tender management, preparation of tender documents.

Sep 2012 - Apr 2013

Parc Architectes, Paris, FR, Summer intern

- Preparation of construction permit documents for 43 social housings in Saint-Denis
- Design development of cultural center for world music in Paris 18th arrondissement

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Darafzin Consulting Engineers, Tehran, IR, Junior architect

- Design development for the extension of Kish Free Zone Trade Center consisting of 247 residential apartments and 227 offices with total surface of 1,045,000 sf.
- Visual graphic presentation of active projects

Mar 2010 - Oct 2010

Iran's Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Org., Tehran, IR, Marine corps second lieutenant (Compulsory military service)

- Design and installation of electronic protection devices (CCTVs and fire alarm systems) with respect of architectural aspects of museums and historical sites

Jun 2008 - Nov 2009

New Wave Architecture (Lida Almassian / Shahin Heidari), Tehran, IR, Junior architect

- Design development of the 66 beds Cardiovascular Department of the Hajar hospital in Shahrekord, IRAN
- Alteration of the Norafshar general hospital to a Burnt intensive care unit
- Feasibility studies of several healthcare and educational projects
- Participation in two architectural competitions both rewarded honorable recognitions (see Awards)

Aug 2006 - Jun 2008


Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, Versailles, FR, Practice license as project manager

Oct 2012 - Oct 2013

Ecole Nationale Supérieure d'Architecture de Versailles, Versailles, FR, MArch, Master of architecture

Oct 2010 - Jul 2012

Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, IR, BArch, Bachelor of Architecture

Sep 2002 - May 2007


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