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ft3's three new associates: Robby Ader, Erika Sammons, and Ryan Epp.

Introducing Our New Associates

On November 30, 2018, ft3 Architecture Landscape Interior Design proudly announced the appointment of three new Associates: Roberto Ader, Erika Sammons, and Ryan Epp.

Jerald Peters (Principal Architect) made the announcement, prefacing it with an anecdote about the importance of recognizing the talent right in front of you; the “diamonds in the rough” so to speak.

Roberto (Robby) Ader, Architect, MArch MAA MRAIC: Born and raised in Argentina, Robby has a Master of Architecture from the University of Buenos Aires. He has been with ft3 since 2003 and is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada. Three of Robby’s notable projects include 300 Assiniboine, Canadian Mennonite University’s Marpeck Commons and the RCMP Dormitories and Campus Entry in Regina, SK.

Erika Sammons, Professional Interior Designer, BA MID PIDIM IDC NCIDQ Certificate No. 31050: A graduate of the University of Manitoba’s Interior Design Master Program and a current NCIDQ Chair, Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba Council, Erika has worked at ft3 since 2008. In 2013 she was one of five interior designers in Canada to receive the Top 5 under 5 Award by the Interior Designers of Canada for her design of a retail and networking space for Women’s Education and Literacy (Nepal), a non-profit organization. Erika’s notable projects include the new Dakota Fieldhouse, Thermëa Spa (gppa/ft3 project) and the St. Peter’s Church Parish Hall.

Ryan Epp, Landscape Architect, BEnvD MALA CSLA LEED® AP: Ryan joined ft3 in 2007 after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Environmental Design. A LEED Accredited Professional, he is currently involved in the design of the St. John’s Healing Forest project, a living memorial to Indigenous children lost to or affected by the residential school system. As a Landscape Architect, Ryan is an exemplary team player, bringing focus and drive to always “do the right thing” for our clients, and more importantly as it relates to the public users of our built environment. His portfolio of work also includes Thermëa Spa (gppa/ft3 project) and the new Grace Hospital Emergency Department. He registered with the Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects in 2015.

We are proud of their accomplishments and their exceptional contributions to ft3.