Meet the CIVITAS Team


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Our team

Joseph C.V Hruda
President & Founder
Dan Daszkowski
Director New Community Design
Rain Gong
Director of urban design
Niloofar Soudmand
Urban Designer / Intern Architect
Marco Leung
Urban Designer
Yinqin Rango Sun
Urban Designer / Landscape Designer
Cherish Armstrong
Receptionist / Studio Assistant
Lisa Hruda

Joe Hruda is the founder and President of CIVITAS Urban Design and Planning Inc., a multidisciplinary urban design and planning consulting practice and Principal of CIVITAS Architecture Inc. He is a Harvard University Master of Architecture graduate and a Gold Medal recipient from the University of Manitoba. Joe has over 35 years of design expertise in new large-scale community and mixed-use projects. In Vancouver, Joe was responsible for planning and urban design of theCoal Harbour project on the downtown waterfront. Internationally, Joe’s work in both companies was in many countries including Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Dubai, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, and the USA.

Joe was the principal urban design leader for Plan Abu Dhabi 2030, Plan Al Ain 2030, which received a 2009 ISOCARP Award for Excellence; Plan Al Gharbia 2030, and was the master planner for the Abu Dhabi Capital City Master Plan and Federal Precinct, which received the Cityscape Award for the Best Master Plan Community.Joe served on the City of Vancouver Urban Design Panel for three 2-year terms including a year as Chairperson and on Landcom Urban Design Panel in Sydney, Australia.

• Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
• Royal Australian Institute of Architects
• Architectural Institute of British Columbia•
Canadian Institute of Planners
• Congress for New Urbanism

• American Institute of Architects
• Planning Institute of British Columbia

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