Coffee and Conversations is ULI BC’s monthly early morning coffee networking event, where all real estate professionals can drop in to meet other like-minded colleagues, further their contact base, and share thoughts and ideas about industry issues that we are all so passionate about. Developers, builders, architects, urban planners, engineers, acquisition officers, brokers, mortgage professionals, appraisers, students – all real estate focused professionals…this networking event is for you! Open to ULI members and non-members. This event is free to attend for members, $5 for non-members. Registration is required in both circumstances.
This month we are delighted to have Marie-France Venneri with AME Group, join us for a coffee and conversation! The topic will be “Mechnical Engineering and Real Estate Development”. This will be followed by a Q&A. Feel free to bring any question that you have for Maria-France about her work, projects, or professional life. Alternatively, you can also email us at [email protected] and we will select a few as part of our discussion.
Join us as we welcome Marie-France! We will discuss her career path, mechanical engineering 101 and where she sees the industry going.
Marie-France is Principal at AME, a full-service mechanical engineering consulting group that focuses on the successful design, construction, performance and commissioning of multiple mechanical, plumbing, ventilation, thermal storage and district energy systems across Western Canada in a variety of real estate asset classes and housing types. A graduate of University of Toronto’s mechanical engineering program in 2004, she spent a short stint in engineering sales before transitioning to the mechanical engineering consulting industry. Joining the AME team in 2010 when the company was a mere 40 employees, she successfully rose through the ranks to the role of Principal where she has managed growth of the firm to 100+ employees and 4 offices in across Western Canada. She is actively involved in the industry through UDI, Engineer and Geoscientists of BC, and the Canadian Construction Women organization and is passionate about LEED, Passive House and overall green building design. As an industry leader in sustainable mechanical design, Marie-France with her team at AME have led the design of projects of different sizes of scales that include 980 Howe Street (a ~250K SF office tower in downtown Vancouver), Holland Parkside (a 4-tower mixed-use development in Surrey), Sea and Sky (a 50+ acre townhouse development in Squamish), and office fit-outs of leading companies like Mozilla and Rocky Mountaineer just to name a few. The team is consistently pushing the boundaries of what is possible with mechanical design and is consistently looking for the best outcome for the client, end user and environment.