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Marguerite Laquinte Francis,
the Principal of MLF Event Architecture, is an Architect and a design Project Manager. Her experience includes store planning and construction, multi-family development, recreation facilities and healthcare.

Most of her career has been with large, multi-disciplinary design teams working to meet the needs of client groups that are equally complex and diversified.

Her attention to detail, willingness to learn, ability to listen, distill and respond to the needs of others have been her greatest assets when managing fast-paced, complex projects.

Over the last 5 years, she has also been actively engaged in the coordination of policy and training of architects who perform safety assessments following major disasters.

SELECT PROJECTS WE’VE WORKED ON:

Multi-Family developments

lululemon Canada/US store renovations + construction

Fox Sports Broadcast Pavilion (FIFA)

International Broadcast Centre (Pan Am Games)

TED CONFERENCES :
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Designed and prepared concepts for room layouts

Prepared overlay, operations + tent permit drawings

Scheduled, coordinated and managed suppliers and vendors

Managed Budget

Supervised staff and volunteers

Contract negotiation
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VANCOUVER 2010 OLYMPIC + PARALYMPIC WINTER GAMES

Venue Overlay + Site Management

Planning + design of several venues most notably – the hockey competition and training venues, Olympic family hotels and the Airport venue

Coordination of consultants, contractors, technicians, media, venue owners and sports managers and staff

Budget management, construction scheduling

Project Management

SEAWHEEZE HALF-MARATHON
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Main Venue Manager + Sunset Festival

Site design + operational layout

Procurement + contract negotiation

Load-in and teardown schedules

Event permit applications

Managed venue team of staff + volunteers
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2009 WORLD POLICE + FIRE GAMES

Overlay Consultant + Asset Disposal Management

Drafted venue plans

Consulted on event overlay

Managed post-games logistics

Orchestrated disposal of all games’ assets

Marguerite is a professional with a true passion for special events and a skill set and dedication rarely found in this industry. Her ability to analyze, understand and execute special events has allowed her to shorten the normal learning curve and provided her valuable event experience in a very short period of time.

From venue design and logistics to operations, she has a strong understanding of what needs to be done and can lay it all out in an organized and timely manner. She would be a great asset to any event team and has the right focus and team player attitude for the special event industry.

Stu Ballantyne
CEO, 2009 World Police and Fire Games + 2015 Canada Winter Games