We are pleased to announce that Stephen Popovich is joining the Walas family as Chief Development Officer and Partner of Walas Concepts Global. His team, Popovich Associates, based in Toronto, Ontario will merge with World of Walas and bring their expertise to help manage our rapid growth with the same dedication to excellence and sustainability. Founded by Stephen Popovich, Popovich Associates shares the Walas philosophy of and passion for creating more livable, sustainable cities and communities.
Throughout Stephen’s 40-year career, he has continually focused on gaining and applying the knowledge, expertise and insight necessary to build on previous successes to further his understanding of the diversity and complexity of cities and advance his mission of building resilient, livable cities.
The values, mission and vision Popovich and Walas share will contribute to our combined commitment to empower communities to benefit future generations. The integration of resources and expertise this alliance brings is truly unique. We will champion new perspectives and initiatives that will change the conversation around the priorities of cities and communities. I share very deeply the value, vision and culture of Walas.
His reputation and business were founded on an integrated and inclusive approach to urban development and renewal. As an Urban Strategist, Stephen works at the intersection of policy, culture, economics, urban design, ecologies and social change.
As the architecture industry progressed from a socio-economic awareness of sustainability to an understanding of sustainable design solutions that incorporated social, cultural, environmental and economic issues, Popovich Associates became increasing renowned for its work in creating holistic, integrated design solutions that brought together communities, promoted cultural growth and environmental resiliency and generated economic gains for the stakeholders and communities.
Popovich and Walas share the common perspective that urban development is much more than creating buildings. We view urban development as a dedication towards improving the lives of people and the environment around them.
Stephen’s experience will be vital to our process of creating communities, cultural growth and healthy ecological and economic environments together. Welcome Stephen!