Brett plays a crucial role in designing and managing a wide range of projects, including higher education, civic, and mixed-use residential buildings. With a keen ability to develop holistic design solutions, he steers multidisciplinary teams through the design process and excels at integrating valuable stakeholder input to create successful outcomes. Brett brings enthusiasm to the table while coordinating with clients, consultants, and stakeholders at every project stage. Among his most recent projects are Student residences for Simon Fraser University and North Island College, a significant upgrade to West Vancouver’s heritage Municipal Hall, and a new home for the Vancouver Public Library (VPL) Strathcona branch. Currently, Brett is working with the University of Victoria’s civil engineering program on a new research and teaching facility that will be the greenest civil engineering program in Canada.
Whose work are you most impressed by?
My first DIALOG integrated project experience was working with Michele Sigurdson and her interior design team on the VPL / YWCA project, and I’ve had the pleasure of working with her many times since. Her ability to communicate and work with diverse client groups to achieve an engaging design concept is a major asset to a project.
If you could work a ‘day in the life’ of another discipline at DIALOG, whose would it be?
I’ve always been fascinated with mechanical systems. As an architect, we are coordinating with these systems extensively inside our buildings. Our mechanical people do great work here, and so I’d be happy to live a day in the life of a mechanical engineer.
What’s one ‘pro tip’ you live by?
If you say you’re going to do something, then do it.
The ability to play a small part in shaping significant projects for communities is what it's all about!
Master of Architecture
University of Toronto
Bachelor of Arts
University of Victoria