Our Team
Holly Shandruk Associate, Senior Architectural Technologist  LEED® AP BD+C Edmonton

As an architectural technologist and project manager with over twenty years of experience, Holly looks to go beyond the project brief and deliver outcomes that exceed the expectations of her clients and their communities. With this, project challenges become opportunities to uncover unexpected solutions. The thread that ties her work together across typologies, including institutional, private sector, mixed-use, and sports and recreation projects, is her drive to advance global climate initiatives. Her contributions to the evolution of sustainable design solutions are exemplified by her leadership on a new urban plaza and green buffer for Electronic Arts’ Burnaby Campus in Vancouver; as well as Stationlands Pedway in Edmonton, which provides energy sustainability objectives, arts and culture policy, and housing for the area. Most recently, Holly has been involved from the design stage through construction completion on automotive dealership projects. Understanding present and future challenges of the industry has become a new passion for her. 

Mentoring the next generation of technologists is an integral part of Holly’s work. This has influenced her role as the Co-Chair of DIALOG’s Architectural Team Tech Series, which helps grow new DIALOGers as well as junior and intermediate techs. She is also the Co-Chair of NAIT Mentorship Week, which provides students with real-life work experiences in the industry. Holly also serves as an Energy Use Intensity (EUI) advocate for private sector projects to assist in DIALOG’s commitment as well as the broader industry’s efforts to achieve carbon neutrality in the built environment by 2030. 

If you could work a ‘day-in-the-life’ of another discipline/department at DIALOG, whose would it be? Why?

Structural Engineering – I would love to see firsthand the process for putting a building’s “skeleton” together as well as the mathematics behind it.   


Specifier Course
Construction Specifications Canada

Principles of Construction Documents
Construction Specifications Canada

Architectural Technologist Diploma
Northern Alberta Institute of Technology