SAVIRA CULTURAL + CAPITAL PROJECTS is one of North America’s leading cultural consultancy firms for public, private and mixed-use developments.
From Canada’s Globe and Mail Centre to Boston's Symphony Hall, Savira provides end-to-end planning services for corporations, developers, architects, cultural organizations, governments and agencies.
Since 1995, Savira's track record of success includes award-winning corporate headquarters, media companies, arts and education centres, mixed-use developments, and heritage sites.
KEY SERVICE AREAS
Research + Demographics
Vision & Discovery
Technology & AV Planning
Cultural Master Planning
Capital Project Planning
Operations, & Start Up
Cultural Programming Strategy
Urban Design + Planning Consultancy
Cultural Programming + Activation
Public Space Study
The Globe and Mail
Government of Ontario
Labatt Breweries of Canada
Oakville Centre for the Performing Arts
Ontario Arts Council
Public Works Government Services Canada
RBC Royal Bank of Canada
Roy Thomson Hall
Royal Conservatory of Music
Archdiocese of Toronto
Bloor & Dufferin Ltd. Partnership
Boston Symphony Orchestra
Canadian Music Week
CBC - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation
Garfield Weston Foundation
Global Centre for Pluralism
St. Michael's Cathedral
Symphony of Fire
TELUS Centre for Performance & Learning
Town of Oakville
University of Toronto
Vancouver 2010 Olympic “Cultural Olympiad”
Villa Charities - The Venetian Ball
Winter Garden Theatre
Wittington Properties Ltd.
World Design Summit Organization
SAVIRA CULTURAL + CAPITAL PROJECTS provides strategic leadership to ensure that significant capital and cultural projects meet every measure of success – financial, functional, aesthetic, reputational and popular. We bridge the gap between creative, technical and financial players to deliver the highest potential for our clients.
RETURN ON VISION
When a project really works, it works on all dimensions – delivering exponential returns on your financial and reputational investment.
The conditions for success frame the kind of concept that will pull it all together. They dictate what the master plan must do and the role each stakeholder needs to play.
INTEGRATED CAPITAL PLANNING PROCESS
Our Integrated Capital Planning Process (ICPP) aligns people, process, place and technology to create innovative and engaging cultural and community environments. ICPP combines thorough understanding of the pragmatic requirements of our clients and sensitivity to the complex demands of cultural programming, attracting audiences and building partnerships. Our goal is to realize cultural buildings, public spaces and partnerships that have long-term viability and fully serve broad public constituencies.
We work closely with our clients to think outside of the box, to understand current and future requirements and identify new revenue streams. Our firm takes a long-term business approach to capital and cultural projects to ensure we deliver extraordinary public spaces designed to foster creativity and innovation. We address key advances in technology and changing audience demographics.
The Integrated Capital Planning Process is based on three key stages:
Wende Cartwright is the one of North America’s foremost cultural entrepreneurs. She has an extensive background in capital project planning, community development and placemaking for clients across the globe. She was project director for the Globe and Mail Centre from 2011-2017 delivering the state-of-the-art media and event centre, led the Cultural Olympiad for the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, and is currently at the helm of planning mixed-use development projects in Boston, Toronto, Halifax and Nunavut.
Wende was recently appointed by the City of Toronto to serve as a Board Director for Waterfront Toronto. She holds the Institute of Corporate Directors ICD.NFP certificate from the Rotman School of Management. In 2015 Wende was named by the Women’s Executive Network as one of Canada’s Top 100 Most Powerful Women. In 2019 she was recognized as an Urban Land Institute Women’s Leadership Initiative Champion.
Urban Planner & Research Analyst
Natalia is an urban planner and environmental designer with expertise in economic and cultural development, performing arts centres, creative placemaking, public spaces, heritage, public art, and community interventions. Natalia holds a BA in Geography from McMaster University, a Master of Environmental Design from University of Calgary, and a Master of Urban Planning from Ryerson University. Her work has been presented at conferences across Canada and the USA.
Natalia is a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute, and was recently awarded the Downtown Yonge Award of Excellence in Place-Making.
Kevin is a multidisciplinary designer and art director who has spent most of his career working with established brands and start-ups to create cross-channel communications.
Clients include Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art (MOCCA), SPIN Gallery, Sobeys, Corby Distilleries, Canadian Tire, GEICO, Aeroplan, Shoppers Drug Mart, The Alpine Review & BarChef.
Kevin graduated with a Bachelor of Economics majoring in Accounting at LaTrobe University, Australia before receiving a Bachelor of Design majoring in Industrial Design from OCAD University.
Senior Brand Strategist
Harry is one of the pioneers in enterprise branding in Canada. He enables organizations to make their value visible to stakeholders in way that drives sustainable prosperity.
For Savira, Harry identifies the brand potential in capital and creative projects and enables strategic partners to align their brand and audience objectives with each project’s experience delivery.
Tim Forbes is acclaimed for the efficacy of his creative designs in translating the needs of clients from Royal Commissions and Provincial Government organizations to Canada’s leading law firms, corporations and arts organizations.