In this new role, Biljana will help our teams in Toronto and across Canada lead dynamic projects for leading healthcare, education, science and civic organizations. Well-versed in every step of the design and delivery process, Biljana will help clients deliver remarkable projects that exude our Living-Centered Design approach and achieve multi-dimensional value.
“Biljana is one of the most proven AEC leaders in Canada and her joining is a significant moment for our team,” said Christine Chadwick, our Canadian Healthcare Practice Leader. “Her proven record of delivering high-quality projects that reshape organizational futures and communities is incredible. We’re excited to see what new possibilities she can help us achieve.”
Biljana’s resume is impressive, having played a key role in transformational projects for the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), William Olser Health System, Providence Care Centre, Humber College, Ministries of Infrastructure, Ministry of Attorney (MAG), Public Works and Government Services Canada (PWGSC), and York University among others. She stands out for her strong leadership, attention to detail, and ability to consistently deliver high-quality projects across a variety of delivery methods, including public-private partnerships.
“I have deep respect for CannonDesign and their impact across Canada and North America,” expressed Biljana. “They are committed to not just world-class design and delivery, but ensuring the people, communities and cities that experience their built solutions grow stronger as a result. They take on the projects and opportunities you want to be part of, you want to do your best work toward — I’m so ready to get started.”
In addition to her work across Canada, Biljana has also delivered large scale, complex commercial projects internationally in Europe, the USA, UAE and Qatar. She roots her work in a collaborative and team-focused approach, helping guide her clients and teammates through every stage of procurement, design, delivery and construction. Her strategic leadership and focus ensure her projects consistently meet timeline, budget and safety goals on their way to completion.
Biljana joins a team currently working on major projects including West Park Healthcare Centre, Peer Review on the QE11 Project in Halifax, and a redevelopment project for Michael Garron Hospital. Our team also continues to work with other healthcare clients including Brant Community Healthcare System and Waypoint Centre for Mental Healthcare.