A nationally and internationally recognized city builder, architect and urban strategist with over 30 years’ experience guiding organizations and leading diverse projects, Michael Heeney joined the Surrey City Development Corporation (SCDC) as President and CEO in 2017. He came to SCDC from Bing Thom Architects where he was Managing Principal. For over 28 years with that firm, he led local and international projects, often ones without precedent and in highly complex situations and jurisdictions. Amongst others, these projects included the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts at UBC, the Central City complex in Surrey, Tarrant County College in Fort Worth, Texas and Arena Stage in Washington DC.
Michael is passionate about enhancing communities through innovative urban design and architecture and sees the importance of creativity and culture in contributing to the health and vitality of urban centers.