Oberto Oberti BArch, MArch, MRAIC, MAIBC, AAA, NCARBPresidentBackground and Education:
Oberto Oberti, B. Arch., M. Arch., MRAIC, MAIBC, AAA, NCARB is President of both Pheidias Project Management Corporation and of Oberto Oberti Architecture & Urban Design Inc., both founded in 1976. Since then his company group has been providing leadership in planning, design, construction and development management, including the production of unique projects in Canada and the United States. Mr. Oberti travelled extensively and practiced most sports, and his education was formed in Italy and in Canada. Membership in organizations, charities and initiatives: • Member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia,• Member of the Alberta Association of Architects,• Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada,• Member of NCARB, the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (USA),• Member of the Vancouver Board of Trade,• Member of the Terminal City Club,• Member of the B.C. Chamber of Commerce,• Member of the Italian Chamber of Commerce In Canada – West • Member of the Vancouver Foundation of Art, Justice and Liberty, and• Member of Lambda Alpha International, an honorary land economics society.Mr. Oberti is a Director of the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Canada – West, of the Vancouver Foundation of Art Justice and Liberty, and a member of several committees and task forces of the Vancouver Board of Trade. He previously served in the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and in the West Vancouver Rotary Club. He has been the chair of the Housing Committee and of the Urban Design Panel Committee and a Council Member of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. He was a member of the Development Committee of UBC Realty Inc. (the former University of British Columbia Real Estate Corporation) which developed Hampton Place on the UBC Endowment Lands. He also taught the Building Code of the City of Vancouver for the Certified Professional Program at the University of British Columbia Continuing Education Program for nine years.Awards and Recognition: In addition to being awarded twelve Georgie Awards, Mr. Oberti’s companies have received the Gold Heritage Award from the City of Vancouver, and heritage awards for projects in Montreal and in Winnipeg, as well as the Royal City Builders Award of Merit from the New Westminster Chamber of Commerce. Mr. Oberti is also a recipient of the Ethno Business Council of BC New Canadian Entrepreneur Service Award for “Operating Success, Overcoming Challenges, and Community Involvement.” Mr. Oberti has been asked to deliver numerous speeches and lectures since the 1980’s to many Universities, Colleges, Associations and Service Clubs. Numerous articles on Mr. Oberti, his Companies and his work have been published in newspapers and magazines, in Canada and overseas, including in many local papers for many projects, and in the Vancouver Sun, the Province, the Calgary Herald, the Globe and Mail, the National Post, the Corriere della Sera (Milan, Italy), and the New York Times. His design of a private West Vancouver waterfront home was featured on an episode of HGTV’s “Dream Builders” in the United States.He has written a number of articles and papers. His paper on project management was published and presented at the International Conference on Contract Management in the Construction Industry held in Singapore in November 1999. Notable Long Term and Repeat Clients Include:• MP Lighting, Vancouver, B.C. (5 years)• Keenan Developments, Fort Lauderdale, USA (5 years)• Mayors, Fort Lauderdale, USA (7 years) • Ballast Nedam, Holland, (16 years).• Henry Birks and Sons, Montreal, Canada (18 years).• Archdiocese of Vancouver, B.C. (26 years)Design Style, Highlights and Achievements:Mr. Oberti’s company work spans more than three decades and has touched all corners of North America. From high-rise buildings in Vancouver, to retail stores in Halifax and Miami, to head offices in Montreal, to private homes in San Diego, to ski and golf resorts in the Kootenays and the Okanagan, Mr. Oberti’s work has been characterized by forward thinking planning concepts, crisp clarity of design message, competent management of development process, diligent community involvement, and innovation in design and construction.