Professional Information
Sheena M. D.
Manager, Capital Projects
Northern Health
Architecture & Planning
Education, Honors & Awards
BA- Architecture- Howard University, 1992 (1992)
Minor- Additional studies in European Architecture, Budapest Hungary, 1990
Personal Information
British Columbia
Prince George
American Institute of Architects
Travel; hiking; reading, mentoring, studying languages
Married; large extended family.
As a Gr. Architect, and Project Manager, I am extremely driven, and have enjoyed a career both architecturally in the private sector, and as project manager within the public arena. It has been both rewarding and challenging. Having said that, the aspect of the profession that inspires me and keeps me motivated, is that of understanding the clients' needs, and providing an environment for them in which they can connect with, and thrive in. It is my greatest desire to continue meeting the needs of user groups, while growing with an ever changing industry. During my years of design and development, my projects ranged from high end residential, small commercial, a bit of institutional, and lower income housing. My transition from the private to the public sector, has found me in health care design and project management, with its own set of standards, rules and nuances. It is without a doubt that the past five years in health care has taught me more than I would have imagined, resulting in a perspective now geared toward patient safety and healing. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to enjoy the various facets of project development, and I look forward to the opportunities ahead in meeting the needs of the community.
21-25 Years
Architecture - Schematic Design to Substantial Completion; Project Management - Initiation to Project Closeout; Owning and managing small companies; Public Speaking; Team Development;; Presentations;
Sheena Smith is the Manager of Capital Projects for Northern Health. She has been in her current role 5 years, and has 24 years of overall experience. She is the project manager for renovations to many of the 70 facilities of the health authority. She engages with user groups; develops renovation and construction projects, and manages consultants and project team throughout the process. She received her BA in Architecture from Howard University, and is currently preparing to sit the Project Management Professional (PMP)examination. Sheena is part of a project management team that often hold project management workshops for the health authority. Sheena was always fascinated by architecture from the age of nine, and continues to work hard, attributing her passion for the profession for her success. Her future goal is to once again have own firm, and consult globally. Her biggest accomplishment to date has developing housing for lower income families, and the completion of such projects as Emergency Department renovations, and managing the development of a pharmacy to current College of Pharmacy Standards for Chemo preparation. Outside of work she volunteers at church, mentors youth, and enjoys reading, travel and hiking.
The Economist
CSA - Infection Control During Construction, Renovation and Maintenance of Health Care Facilities; Stakeholder identification and user engagement in scope identification for healthcare projects; Design and Project Management in healthcare facilities.
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