Richard Lees

Senior Project Manager
Project Management

  • Toronto
  • 18 York Street
  • Suite 400, Mailbox #4
  • Toronto, ON M5J 2T8

Richard Lees is a Senior Project Manager with Avison Young’s Ontario Project Management Services team. He specializes in corporate commercial office implementation from space requirements and building selection to project close-out and reconciliation. This includes executing the entire project through design, working drawings, construction, and move-in as well as developing and managing the project budgets and schedules. Richard has consistently demonstrated an ability to manage project teams and control all aspects of the project to deliver a project that has met all objectives and expectations. Before joining Avison Young, Richard had worked within architectural firms for over two decades, managing projects from conception to move-in.

Credentials

Key Skills:

  • Develop space plan programing requirements
  • Provide Building site search reports and lease analyses based on building’s selections and constraints 
  • Administer procurement process for all aspects of the project: Project Team, Furniture and Construction
  • Recommend and manage the Project Team throughout the project
  • Create, implement, monitor and report on project budget and project schedule
  • Design Engineering and Construction material valuations
  • Understand detailed design and specialized resources such as ‘Smart Building Technology’ systems
  • Provide Furniture solutions development, applications and inventory assessment
  • Experience in construction site and site administration
  • Diligent in project close out documentation
  • Interior Designer Canada and ARDIO registered member for over 25 years.
  • 2016 ASID Gold Award – Cisco Canada Head Office, Toronto
  • 2016 CoreNet, REmmy award - Cisco Canada Head Office, Toronto
  • Publications:
    • Electrical Business: ’POE Lighting Hits the BIG Time’
    • Financial Post: ‘A Living Lab and lesson in Smart Building Technology’
    • Philips Lighting: ‘Making a Difference in the Workplace’

 

Education

University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Honours Inter Design