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Justin Tompson Principal Associate, Architectural Technologist Architectural Technologist AIBC | LEED® AP BD+C Vancouver

Justin is an architectural technologist with more than 20 years of hands-on experience. He has worked on a variety of projects, including educational facilities, border crossings, office buildings, high-rise residential towers, and transit infrastructure and facilities. As a project leader, Justin has developed projects from inception to completion. In his leadership roles, Justin provides continuity and consistency of design and execution throughout the project process, within his teams, and across DIALOG. 

Justin is registered as an architectural technologist with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia and is a LEED Accredited Professional (Building Design and Construction). He is currently enrolled in the Architectural Institue of British Columbia (AIBC) for registration under their Broadly Experienced Applicant (BEA) program.  

Justin is highly active at DIALOG. His leadership on the national Safety Committee led to the successful implementation of the mobile Job Site Hazard Assessment application. He also contributes his time to advancing initiatives around improving Contract Administration protocols and streamlining construction drawing standards. Justin embodies our ongoing purpose to do great work and make a difference. 

Where do you find inspiration?   
Inspiration comes from the aggregate of what we do at DIALOG. I’m constantly discovering new layers of our Practice, people, and work. Our diversity in all of those is significant and is a deep pool of resource and inspiration that I encourage all DIALOGers to explore more of in their day-to-day.

What’s an emerging design technology or trend that has you excited?
Materials research has always been something I have followed and investigated. Biomimicry and reducing our impact on raw material extraction is critical to how our industry develops and maintains resiliency. Reducing our industries extraction of raw materials and use of harmful materials should be on the forefront of how we advance our work.

How do you hope your work positively impacts our communities and environment?
 I’m primarily on transit work and see it as being a significant influence in connecting and transforming communities. I’ve been fortunate enough to see transit projects to completion and operation, with significant city-transformational impacts to the better. Being involved in developing and delivering these types of projects are rewarding on multiple levels, from the pragmatic project delivery side, to the highest level of being part of a transformational initiative.

What’s one ‘Pro Tip’ you live by?
Show up everyday. Bring hustle, be curious, and humble enough to know that you don’t know everything but are willing to learn.

I get to sculpt and transform communities. How lucky! I feel so fortunate to be able to work on projects that form and define the communities in which we live. I can see my projects throughout my home city and in other communities. Being connected to these projects and to know their life may long outlive my time is truly humbling. 

Diploma in Building Technology – Architectural Option
British Columbia Institute of Technology

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