Sven is from Sherwood Park, Alberta. When deciding where to further take his education, he concluded that understanding how buildings are designed and constructed would be interesting. He wanted to be apart of taking a concept and making it a reality. He soon graduated from NAIT in 2016 with a Diploma in Architectural Technology. In July of 2017 Sven relocated to Cold Lake to join the Cowan Design team. Sven often works on the more technical and structural side of our drawings. He was raised with and around a lot of technology and has become our in house 'expert' on all things computer related. Sven has a very chill and mellow demeanor and is always able to calm any stressful situation. Since joining our team, Sven has married and moved to an off grid acreage outside of the city. On his down time he is often gaming with friends, spending important time with his wife, and improving on his off grid home.
Marina is our youngest and newest addition to our Cowan Design team. Marina is from the small town of Maidstone, Saskatchewan. As a kid Marina always knew she wanted to be an Interior Designer, she was always playing with and designing homes. Marina attended the Vermillion Lakeland College and graduated with a Diploma in Interior Design Technology in 2018. Marina first joined our Cowan Design team during her 2 month internship. After completing her schooling she was offered a full time position and relocated to Cold Lake in the summer of 2018. Marina now does a great percentage of our interior designing, renderings, and overall visuals. She is currently enrolled at Yorkville University and will be working toward finishing her Bachelors of Interior Design Degree. In her spare time she loves to go visit her family, and spend time out on the lake fishing.
Lyle "Jake" Jacobsen
Jake was born in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. He grew up riding dirt bikes and snowmobiles. Jake was always learning how to fix and build different things. He eventually joined the Air Force as an Aircraft Electronics Technician. With this position, Jake was able to travel the world. From tropical islands to medieval Europe, he always found himself admiring the architecture. After retiring from the Air Force, Jake became a 3rd Class Power Engineer and does regular building maintenance at another location. Jake joined Cowan Design in 2017 and has become our relaxed, evening guy. Jake comes in and does our valuable Energy Reports and occasionally some building design. When he is not out working he can be found doing home renovations, camping, being out on the water, traveling, and spending time with his family.
Nova is what we consider to be our office pet. She was adopted by Marina in 2018 and has joined us in our office ever since. Nova is 2 years old and loves anyone who brings her snacks. She is a little shy at first but once she knows she can trust you (or you give her a snack), she will lovingly greet you at the door. There are times that Nova tries to be tough and protect her Cowan Design Family, but she's all bark. Nova has been a great addition to our team and continuously adds comfort and joy to the office.