Our Team
Stewart Burgess Associate, Architect AIBC | LEED® AP Vancouver

Stewart has a keenness on taking on all forms of leadership, comfortably and simultaneously stretching across multiple typologies. With over 12 years of experience as an architect, Stewart is experienced in project types such as transit facilities, community projects, recreation facilities, institutional buildings, low-rise and single family residential, master planning, and public art installations. 

Stewart is active in the community, holding leadership positions on several boards of directors including a children’s camp, a public space organization, and a heritage education society. He is a positive design voice and regularly contributes to our design culture in the Vancouver studio. 

Stewart fundamentally cares about the impact of good design and has willingly shared this passion with others through the act of strong mentorship. Past project highlights have included the Lieutenant Governor General Award winning South Surrey Operations Centre, the Iqaluit and Nelson Aquatic Centres and the Dilworth YMCA Childcare Centre in Kelowna BC. Since joining DIALOG, Stewart has been an invaluable resource on the Burnaby Mountain Gondola, Hiyam Modular Indigenous Housing, Lac La Biche Aquatic Centre and Surrey Langley Skytrain Station projects. 

Where do you find inspiration?
Seeing the work and joy that my colleagues can produce inspires me to keep pushing myself and shows the importance of the whole team in creating a positive outcome. 

What’s an emerging design technology or trend that has you excited?
Virtual Reality integration into a design flow. The ability to very quickly scale a problem, collaborate over great distances and communicate spatial ideas without a graphic filter will enhance our design thinking. 

How do you hope your work positively impacts our communities and environment? 
Thoughtful design can unlock positive and unexpected life experiences for everyone both rich and poor if we are ambitious and creative in our projects, no matter the typology. 

"Making something out of nothing while collaborating with many different types of people and spaces – clients, colleagues, consultants, stakeholders. We have the greatest job."

Master of Architecture 
UBC School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture 

Bachelor of Humanities 
Carleton University