Patrick White

Patrick White

Accessibility Strategist, Level Playing Field Inc

Serviced Area(s): Canada Wide - Based out of Alberta

Designated RHFAC Professional since April 2019

email:   |   phone: 1-403-614-7887

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Patrick White has 18 years of lived experience as an advocate for Accessibility. Patrick is currently studying Architectural Technology at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He committed to continued development in his expertise in the field of Universal Design and actively promotes accessibility for everyone. In his role at Level Playing Field, Patrick is part of an ongoing mission to create truly barrier-free environments in Calgary and beyond. Patrick is enthusiastic about accessible athletics, having participated in numerous sports including competitive sledge hockey, downhill skiing, and hand-cycling.

About Level Playing Field Inc

Level Playing Field is a consulting company providing Universal Design solutions. We evaluate, develop and promote barrier-free and Universal Design for all urban environments including education, healthcare, residential, commercial, recreational, retail, festivals/events, and other spaces.

Notable Past Projects

Project: Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research

April 2019

Client: GEC Architecture

The evolving demands of its clientele, the aging infrastructure of the existing facility and the mandate for Vecova to provide an inclusive environment for all people regardless of ability has led to the need for a new Vecova Centre for Disability Services and Research. Envisioned as a community hub that supports the needs of the public through wellness, rehabilitation, social innovation and employment support, the new facility aims to reach a broader group of users. Patrick with Level Playing Field was brought in to ensure the Vecova is inviting, safe and accessible for all.

Project: Currie - Phase 6

April 2019

Client: Canada Lands Company


Currie, the third and final phase of the redevelopment and reintegration of the former Canadian Forces Base Calgary, continues to evolve as one of the most progressive communities in Calgary. The roughly 200 acre (80.9 hectare) development combines a mix of housing and retail, green space, heritage commemoration and a walk-able urban design that is just minutes from the downtown core. 

Patrick with Level Playing Field, and along with Canada Lands Corporations partners are working to incorporate the latest in accessible features in this contemporary urban village.

Project: 9th Avenue Parkade and Innovation Centre

In Progress

Client: Calgary Municipal Land Corporation (CMLC)


The building’s unique design – created by architects Kasian and 5468796 – will allow for full conversion of the building into commercial or residential uses as future generations of Calgarians lessen their reliance on traditional parking structures with the increase in autonomous vehicles.

The project will comprise approximately 250,000 sq. ft. and will be accessed directly off 9th Avenue at 3rd Street SE, creating a central point for visitors heading into the downtown core and East Village.

The project broke ground in December 2018 and is scheduled to be completed in fall 2020.

Project: TAZA - Tsuut’ina Nation Development Accessibility Guidelines

January 2019

Client: Canderel


The TAZA development is a project by Tsuut’ina Nation and Canderel as part of a $4.5B initiative to create one of North America’s largest First Nations developments. The project is master-planned to embrace culture, sustainability, innovation and inclusive solutions.

Patrick with Level Playing Field is engaged in the writing of the Accessibility Guidelines for the entire TAZA development project.  Further to the guidelines work will be done throughout the life cycle of the development to ensure the guidelines will be followed and updated as required.

Project: Pride Parade and Pride in the Park 2018

October 2018

Client: Pride Parade and Pride in the Park

Patrick with Level Playing Field performed and accessibility audit of the 2018 Pride Parade and Pride in the Park event, with this information developed a report and supplied an inclusive event implementation guide for future Pride events in Calgary.

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