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Simon O'Byrne

Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Community Development

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Simon is both an award-winning urban designer/planner and a senior vice president in our Community Development business line. As a city building expert, he’s been frequently quoted in European and North America media and has made many keynote talks on both continents. Simon has led multidisciplinary design teams in the planning and successful delivery of large, complex, and politically charged projects in Canada, the US, and the UK, and he’s very active in the community.

He's chaired many different initiatives and organizations including the Edmonton Chamber of Commerce, the Downtown Vibrancy Task Force, the Habitat for Humanity National Leadership Council, Winter Cities, and the Centre to End All Sexual Exploitation. Simon was also recognized by MacEwan University as their 2015 Allard Chair in Business.

One of Edmonton’s Power 30 (Edmonton Journal), one of the fifty most influential Albertans (Alberta Venture), and an inaugural Top 40 Under 40 for Avenue Magazine, Simon has been a leader in everything from urban revitalization to master-planned communities. In 2021 he moved to British Columbia and now calls Vancouver home and is looking forward to bringing that same leadership, enthusiasm, and expertise to projects in the Vancouver area.

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Stantec's Simon O'Byrne talks about the importance of connection to the success of Saskatoon's City Centre plan.

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