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Our Team

Graeme Leadbeater

  • Architect AIBC (Retired), AAA (Life Member), FRAIC
  • Principal, Senior Advisor
  • graeme@coverac.ca

Graeme Leadbeater has been practicing for over 30 years. His work has focused on medium and large scale healthcare, educational, cultural and municipal infrastructural buildings. He brings extensive experience in all aspects of stakeholder consultation and building design, strong business management and leadership skills, and a deep knowledge of construction practices, construction management and client representation. His previous firm, Group 2 Architecture and Engineering, has offices in Edmonton, Red Deer and Calgary.

Lukas Armstrong

Lukas is a Certified PassiveHouse Designer and LEED Approved Professional, giving him the knowledge base to create buildings that are low impact, energy efficient, healthy and durable. With a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial Design and a Masters Degree in Architecture, Lukas applies a comprehensive set of design skills to projects of any scale, with results that are both beautiful and pragmatic.

Robert Stacey

Robert Stacey has experience in a wide range of building types and enjoys community engagement. Having been involved in projects ranging from community health centres, libraries to high end boutique residential projects, Rob has cultivated a broad understanding of design and technical issues. Beyond this, Rob believes in a strong involvement in the community and has been extensively involved in local non-profit, charitable and volunteer organizations.

Narelle Sookorukoff

Narelle completed her Master of Architecture at the University of British Columbia, where she won the Thesis Prize and the AIBC Medal for Excellence and Ingenuity in Architecture. Her previous studies in the sciences, summers as a wildland firefighter, and global travel have provided her with a varied and unique perspective to design. She has been a team member on a diverse range of project types; focusing on healthcare, education, and commercial construction. Narelle is detail-oriented and enjoys working with clients to thoughtfully integrate the smallest spatial requirements within the overall project vision.

Joanie Madore

Joanie moved to Nelson after working for three years as a project manager in the Construction and Renovation Department of the Ministry of Justice (Quebec). As such, she has a sophisticated base of experience assessing and renovating legal buildings and other government office spaces. This background gives her an enlarged vision of architecture and multiple skills such as an ability for participative design and management of complex projects. Since she joined Cover, she has worked on many projects including residential, health care, commercial, industrial, cultural, and public construction. 

Anne-Frédérique Paradis

Anne-Frédérique completed her Master’s of Architecture at Laval University in Quebec, where she spent a semester studying architecture and arts in Mexico. She completed her registration as an architect in Quebec working on hospitality and residential projects from concept through to completion.  Anne-Fred has worked on a variety of building typologies, with an emphasis on residential and commercial buildings. Interested in creating different experiences and ambiances, she is motivated by sustainable design and enjoys working with local materials that bring a sense to a specific place.