hello!


We’re a group of like-minded engineers, designers and thinkers who design structures big and small.

Thinkers,

Creators,

Collaborators,

Builders,

Adventurers,

Makers,

Movers,

Shakers,

Educators,

Influencers

hello!


We’re a group of like-minded engineers, designers and thinkers who design structures big and small.

Thinkers,

Creators,

Collaborators,

Builders,

Adventurers,

Makers,

Movers,

Shakers,

Educators,

Influencers

our services


We design structures big and small.  Our team members have  spearheaded many notable projects ranging from large education and recreation facilities to tall-wood towers, custom residential homes, multi-family and mixed use developments, and inspiring art installations.

  • Full service Engineer of Record
  • Specialty Engineering
  • Design Assist
  • Supplier Market Integrations
  • Tendering and Procurement Optimizations

our design philosophy


Every project centers around innovative design, robust engineering and creating value for our clients.

We leverage our wealth of experience to provide engineering solutions that improve building performance, aesthetics, form, efficiency and cost.

our design philosophy


Every project centers around innovative design, robust engineering and creating value for our clients.

We leverage our wealth of experience to provide engineering solutions that improve building performance, aesthetics, form, efficiency and costs.

  • material cost, quality expectations & waste reduction strategies
  • construction timeline savings
  • site condition requirements and challenges
  • constructability and sequencing
  • procurement and supply chain efficiencies

our firm


Born out of a collaboration between friends and industry colleagues, Aspect was founded to be the next generation of structural engineering: mixing innovative strategies with experience, technical expertise and modern project delivery methods.

At our core we believe:

  • creativity, discipline and communication drive inspired and efficient design
  • knowledge transfer and strong mentorship are essential to a well run team
  • an egalitarian team structure allows for critical thinking, true professional development and advancement

our firm


Born out of a collaboration between friends and industry colleagues, Aspect was founded to be the next generation of structural engineering: mixing innovative corporate and design strategies with experience, technical expertise and modern project delivery methods.

At our core we believe:

  • creativity, discipline and communication drive inspired and efficient design
  • knowledge transfer and strong mentorship are essential to a well run team
  • an egalitarian team structure allows for critical thinking, true professional development and advancement

our history


2014
2014

2014

ACC Structural Engineers

is founded by Andrew Chad

2016
2016

2016

2016

ASPECT

forms out of ACC when
Bernhard Gafner, Gina Sheppard and Mehrdad Jahangiri
join Andrew in a cozy 400 sq. ft. office.

We cram in 8 people, 1 dog and 1 very needed espresso machine.

2017
2017

2017

2017

Vancouver Move

We move into a newly renovated Vancouver space

(we keep the dog and upgrade the espresso machine)

2017

2017

Switzerland

Our first European outpost opens in Switzerland placing us near the epicenter for mass timber construction, and to better service clients in Europe.

2019
2019

2019

Toronto

ASPECT opens up in Toronto, ON allowing us to further service our clients and projects across North America 

2020
2020

2020

Super Boring Year

Definitely nothing unusual happened this year.  Everything is fine.

our locations


With offices in Vancouver, BC, Toronto, ON, and Thun, Switzerland we share our international connections, experience and supply chain knowledge with clients across the globe.

We’re fueled by true passion for design excellence, with an eye for the bigger picture and a look outside the box. We love what we do.

Find out more about us as individuals here

Thinkers,

Creators,

Collaborators,

Producers,

Builders,

Adventurers,

Makers,

Movers,

Shakers,

Educators,

Designers,

Trailblazers,

Programmers,

Coordinators,

Explorers

Dreamers,

Orchestrators,

Influencers…

our team


We’re fueled by true passion for design excellence, with an eye for the bigger picture and a look outside the box. We love what we do.

Find out more about us as individuals here

Thinkers,

Creators,

Collaborators,

Builders,

Producers,

Adventurers,

Makers,

Movers,

Shakers,

Educators,

Influencers

our news


Sidewalk Talk: Introducing PMX 15

We’re proud to be able to finally share more of our work with Sidewalk Labs: introducing…PMX 15! Building on our learnings from PMX 35, we’ve set out to…

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Adam Gerber Wins Inaugural SEABC Young Meritorious Achievement Award

We are thrilled to announce that our very own Adam Gerber has won the inaugural SEABC Young Meritorious Achievement Award! This award is granted to an engineer…

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Meet the Associates – Shawn Kennedy

We are proud to announce that Shawn Kennedy (P.Eng., PE) has joined the ASPECT team as an associate in our Toronto office...

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