Prior to joining GSA’s Edmonton Office, Jared gained extensive planning experience working on a number of research projects throughout Alberta and Nova Scotia. His research work includes working with the Centre for Healthy Communities assessing the accessibility of the urban environment, developing bicycle infrastructure options in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and analyzing the influences on the evolution of the built environment in Banff, Alberta. One of his major projects includes working with City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta to explore options for bikeshare and bicycle end-of-use facilities. While in that position, Jared led a comprehensive jurisdictional and best practice review for dockless bike share. In addition, he explored options to incorporate bicycle end-of-use facilities at transit centres. For this work, Jared received the Campus Sustainability Leaders Award at the University of Alberta.
During his master’s degree, Jared worked with the City of Leduc to conduct a parking analysis and develop strategies for Downtown Leduc. The project involved the utilization of innovative data capturing techniques and drone imagery. His studies also included working with colleagues to developing a mixed-use, multi-generational concept plan for the Belvedere Transit Oriented Development site. The project, ‘Village at Belvedere’, received an Urban Design Award from the City of Edmonton in 2019.
In his role at GSA, Jared has worked closely with Dnyanesh on a number of urban design projects such as the East Rockville Urban Design Guidelines, City of Edmonton Tall Building Design Guidelines, the Westmount Architectural Heritage Area DC1 provision, and the Calder and Killarney Neighbourhood Renewal Urban Design Analysis. He has also gained extensive land use planning experience through projects such as Panorama Estates ASP, Camrose Augustana ARP update, Town of Slave Lake FireSmart LUB update, and a number of land development projects in Central Alberta.
In additional to his planning skills, Jared brings also his background in architecture and environmental sustainability, with a focus on active transportation and sustainable development. These skills supplement technical knowledge with GIS, AutoCAD, SketchUp, and the Adobe Suite.
Jared has a master’s degree from the University of Alberta’s Urban and Regional Planning Program, is a graduate of Dalhousie University’s Bachelor of Community Design with a Major in Urban Design Studies and Sustainability and completed his Architectural Technology Diploma at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology.