Kinan contributes to the architectural team at ERA. His previous work experience includes various mixed-use developments in Toronto, where he was closely involved in community consultations and pushed for excellence in design and user experience. Kinan also has experience with smaller architectural studios in Calgary and Toronto, and has had competitions and projects featured at events such as the Chicago Architectural Biennial in 2015.
Kinan holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with a Minor in Architectural Studies from the University of Calgary, and a Master of Architecture from the University of Toronto, where he received the AIA Henry Adams Medal and the OAA Architectural Guild Medal. His Master’s thesis researched the architecture of data centres, exploring the relationship between physical and digital landscapes and the impact they have on the human condition. In 2018, Kinan was the recipient of the Prix de Rome in Architecture for Emerging Practitioners supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. His research is focused on investigating co-housing as an alternative response to current trends of rising housing costs and sentiments of isolation across Canadian cities.