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The space we inhabit, the environment in which we live, work and play brings our energy and focus to the present, capitalizing on moments of inspiration, engagement and interaction, enjoying them to their fullest.

P3A is a talented, diverse and experienced group of dedicated professionals, and PowHERhouse is pleased to introduce you to a few P3A PowHERhouses who are leading the way in design excellence.

P3A is a proudly Saskatchewan-based company with a 65-year history of innovative design.

PowHERhouse is pleased to welcome back P3A as a 2019 Western Canada Leadership Accelerator event partner. P3A's support and participation to mobilize leaders not only in their own organization but also within their community and province is acknowledged and appreciated.

Meet Meghan Campbell, Interior Designer, Mother, Connector with Family, Food & Travel

How would you describe yourself or would want others to describe you?

I am determined, hard-working, caring.

I want to be known as creative and fun - always willing to help someone out and willing to learn or try new things. I like to lead by example and show that you can have balance between being a mother and having a career as an Interior Designer.

There's a famous quote, "The one important thing I have learned over the years is the difference between taking one's work seriously and taking one's self seriously. The first is imperative and the second is disastrous." I think this quote describes me perfectly!

What are you passionate about and how does that relate to your work?   

I am passionate about making spaces better for people.

I love figuring out better ways to utilize space and make it more functional for the end-user. I love taking a client's vision and making it a reality for them. This passion for making space look and feel better make it easy to get up in the mornings to come to work. There is always a new challenge needing to be solved.

I remember back fondly to a mentor of mine in Winnipeg shortly after I was out of school. I wasn't going to apply for a position and felt there are no point with my lack of experience. She vouched for me and with her connections helped me to take the next step forward in my career. I want to be able to do that for other women!

What project(s) are you most proud of to date and why?

I am so proud of each project no matter the size or scope. I get to build great relationships with our clients, and that’s the biggest payoff.

If I had to pick my most-favourite, it would be the Kanuka Thuringer Office.  

I am proud that they are proud to show off their space to their clients. Another project I am also proud of is the Conexus Office Building. I am proud of the complexity of the design; the scale, details and project process were exciting to be a part of. The project is a year from completion, but each day that I see the progress on the construction that I am proud to have played an integral part in.

Which projects would you love to sink your teeth into in the future.  

I would love to work on a boutique restaurant or boutique hotel, a space that you can really let your design creativity and imagination go wild!

Kanuka Thuringer LLP

 

Meet Jennifer Bailey, Communications Coordinator, Mother, Crafter & Creator of all things art 

I care deeply about the work that I do and contributing to the P3A organization. Being thorough, focused and detail-oriented are strengths that help me succeed.

My job is more than just me, however; my work involves a team effort and getting support and guidance from others.

To me, leadership is not about a title or being a 'boss' but about cultivating meaningful work through trust, patience, and communication.

I’m a single mom to a young child, and parenting is at the centre of my life; for me, having a work-life balance is critical to successfully contributing at work while still being able to give my daughter the energy and attention she needs.”

I'm proud to help fill a specific role at P3A. When I started, my position in communications did not exist. It has evolved over time. I'm proud to have been a part of getting P3A on social media, creating branding guidelines for the firm, and continuing with my ongoing work of proposal development.

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Meet Megan Jones, Senior Community Planner

Who are you as a woman and a leader?

As a woman, I feel I am known as a hard-worker, and I like to lead by example. This includes acknowledging my faults, weaknesses and strengths.

How would you describe yourself or would want others to describe you?

I want to be known as a hard worker who is constantly learning and improving herself and her profession. I want to contribute to long-term, positive change at P3A and in the field of planning.

I want other female professionals to look to me for guidance, but I also want to be open enough to look to them to teach me things as well (reverse mentorship – “an initiative where older executives are paired with and mentored by younger employees on topics such as: technology, social media and current trends”).

If I don’t allow the younger generations to teach me about new technologies and trends, I will become antiquated VERY quickly, and clients may move on to those more advanced in these areas.

What are you passionate about and how does that relate to your work?

I am passionate about healthy community development. I try to incorporate healthy community principles into all of my projects. A healthy community in my definition includes the social, economic, environmental, and personal physical health of a community and its residents. A community is only as healthy as it’s residents and surrounding environment.

I would love to see Regina and area become more active and engaged 12 months of the year!

I came from Edmonton where winter was embraced (in terms of festivals and such, we didn’t LOVE it), and I know we could do that here.

What project(s) are you most proud of to date and why?

It may sound cliché, but I am truly proud of every project I have worked on. Even the ones that “went sideways” because I learned so much from those projects. I learned to be proactive and effectively protect myself (and my employer) in the event that another project / portion of a project goes 'sideways'. This helps the employee, the firm and the client.

Which projects would you love to sink your teeth into in the future?

I am currently pushing to do more projects that involve Urban Design and making public spaces safer for women and children. Research has shown that if we make our public spaces safe for women, children and people with mobility challenges (and other disabilities), we have made spaces that are accessible and inclusive to ALL! I want to plan and design spaces where women feel safe and comfortable to use public spaces for socialization, recreation, and connection.

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Meet Jocelyn Tanner, Architect, Mother & Creative Dancer

Who are you as a woman and a leader?

I am loyal and dedicated to all that I pursue. I strive to lead diplomatically, with empathy and a positive attitude. I’m not interested in micro-managing people and trust that my colleagues are doing their best to get work done effectively.

How would you describe yourself or would want others to describe you?

I would like to be known as trustworthy, fair, decisive and a good communicator. Also, as a great role model for my young daughters.

What are you passionate about and how does that relate to your work?

I’m passionate about fairness and the well-being of others. I have the opportunity and experience to design spaces that will impact the lives of others, and I don’t take that lightly. I aim to understand the many facets of how a building will be used and I work hard to develop socially sustainable architecture that the owner will be proud of and the end users will thrive in.

What project(s) are you most proud of to date and why?

I had the opportunity to renovate my old high school several years ago. It was built in the ‘60’s, and hadn’t seen many upgrades in over 50 years. We had to be selective in what could be achieved with a limited budget while acknowledging that renovations can have unpredictable challenges.

The design team was able to make significant improvements throughout the facility to help it meet and exceed the requirements of a contemporary school. Improved accessibility, safety, day-lighting, student commons and science labs were some of the key successes of the project.

I’m proud of this work because we re-established an enduring environment for the teachers and students to work and learn.

Which projects would you love to sink your teeth into in the future?

I am thrilled to be working on two new outdoor pools for my community! As a former competitive swimmer, I have spent a lot of time in aquatic facilities so it is a great pleasure to combine my past as a swimmer with my present as an architect.

Both projects are in early phases of design, so I eagerly anticipate the day I can go swimming at the new pools!

“P3A employees are the heart of our organization.

We are proud to have a diverse group of female leaders among our staff.

Each one brings a unique perspective and set of skills that guide and influence the firm’s work.

As an industry and community leader, P3A has cultivated a workplace environment that
encourages equity, leadership and teamwork.

We are pleased to support the PowHERhouse WOMEN BUILT2SCALE Accelerator Series, and to champion the contributions of women.”

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