Cover: Halifax Urban Design Award 2018 designed by new CGD, Sasan Moradian

Certification Update

GDC continues working toward a centralized certification process.

As we move toward January 2020, GDC continues working toward a centralized certification process. This refined process will allow us to expedite and streamline the application process. The change will eliminate the current quarterly review format and allow us to process certification applications in 7-10 business days.


We continue to work with RGD to align our certification process and evaluation criteria. This initiative has been on-going since the Spring of 2017. As we continue to evolve our individual certification processes into a common system it is clear that we are closely aligned in principle and philosophy.

Congratulations to our newest CGD members!

The CGD™ Certification mark communicates that your services have met a rigorous and professional standard and that you adhere to a strict code of ethics as established by GDC, your national professional association.

Avril Biggin, Regina, SK
Joanna Gee, San Francisco, California
Corey McDonald, Regina, SK
Mehdi Ghareh Mohammadi, Tehran, Iran
Sasan Moradian, Hailfax, NS 
Cindy Nakashima, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Sorin Pavelesco, Montreal, QC
Daniel Pena, Edmonton, AB
Leanne Romak, Bowen Island, BC
Logan Seidlik, Regina, SK