Kelly is a senior urban designer and intern architect with resource sector experience across Canada, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and Central Asia. Since joining rePlan in 2008 he has managed the planning and design components of a number of mine related housing feasibility studies, notably at Minera Panama (Panama), Athabasca Oil Sands (Alberta), Keegan Resources Gold (Ghana), Cayeli Bakir (Turkey) and Oyu Tolgoi (Mongolia). Kelly’s approach to housing design and planning relies on extensive consultation with eventual users, and a thorough reading of existing architectural traditions and construction cultures.
Connected to the design and development of housing, he has extensive experience with the preparation and implementation of stakeholder engagement plans, mine worker housing design, neighbourhood and regional development plans, resettlement action plans, influx management plans, livelihood restoration programs and post-closure development strategies. Additionally, with his advanced visual communications skills, he has helped mining operations significantly improve their brand awareness, market their organizations and advance their public profile.
Kelly is a past recipient of the Canada Council for the Arts’ Prix de Rome, a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and a Visiting Lecturer at Harvard's Graduate School of Design.