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Soren Schou

LEED Accredited Professional
Member, BC Industrial Designers
Member, Association of Chartered Industrial Designers of Ontario
“Your Choice” Tealight Lantern, 2007, Red Dot Award Winner
PureFX™ - Recessed Lighting System (Ledalite), 2005, Platinum Award Winner, Adex
LEED Canada Certification Plaque, 2004, Design Competition Winner, Canada Green Building Council
Meso™ X1 - Linear T5 Luminaire, (Ledalite), 2001, Best New Product, Lightfair

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Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Denmark
Perkins+Will; soren schou design

Benefitting from a degree in architecture and industrial design from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, Sören joined Perkins+Will in 1993. He has found his niche within the firm, specializing in architectural building components and site furnishings. Prior to the 2004 company merger, as Director and Principal Product Designer for the product design branch of the company, Sören designed several suites of bus shelters and street furniture for Pattison Outdoor, one of Canada’s largest outdoor advertising companies, and numerous award-winning lighting products for Philips Ledalite. Since the merger, Sören continues to be responsible for the design and project development of Perkins+Will’s industrial design projects, and plays a significant role as a team member on architectural endeavours—including the firm’s extensive portfolio of transit projects from Vancouver to Toronto to Montreal to Riyadh.
Sören is an experienced LEED AP and his product design reflects his commitment to environmental consciousness paired with user comfort. This sensitivity is demonstrated in his design of bus shelter designs in such diverse locations as British Columbia and Saudi Arabia; and his work on the Holcim Award-winning, LEED Platinum Laurentian University Living with Lakes Ecology Centre.
Sören is a frequent lecturer at University of Washington, and has attended student design sessions at Emily Carr Institute of Art and the UBC School of Architecture.
As a volunteer with The Multiple Sclerosis Society of British Columbia, Sören spends considerable personal time assisting in various annual fundraising events.