Meet the Associates – Duncan Bourke

We are proud to announce that Duncan Bourke (P.Eng., B.Sc) has joined the ASPECT team as an associate in our Toronto office. Duncan has over a decade of experience working alongside industry leaders with a focus on timber design-build projects. With a sound foundation in consulting on a wide variety of structures, Duncan also has extensive experience managing timber design-build operations. By taking projects from inception to completion, Duncan has a true understanding of what it takes to provide an efficient, practical and effective design.

Since graduating from Dalhousie University, Duncan has worked on several high-profile projects in Canada and Australia. His experience as a Design-Build Project Manager provides insight into the sourcing of innovative, effective and efficient materials, connections and fasteners. Duncan’s ability to foresee design, fabrication and installation challenges consistently results in complete, accurate and achievable designs.

To compliment his unique set of skills in timber design, Duncan also has experience working in concrete, steel and masonry, understanding that a combination of materials often provides the best structural system. Duncan’s experience in mass-timber design and project management compliments ASPECT’s reputation as an industry leader.

Duncan is registered to practice in British Columbia and Ontario. His extensive design portfolio includes mass timber mid-rise, schools, university buildings, community centres, botanical gardens, indigenous centres, commercial buildings, museums, art installations and a wide variety of residential projects.

When away from the office, Duncan enjoys spending time with his young family exploring the great outdoors and traveling.

 

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

2019
2019

The RMIT Garden Building*

The RMIT Garden Building is a 4-storey multi-purpose greenspace in the Central Business District campus of RMIT University in Melbourne. The primary structure consists of square glulam columns and long primary glulam beams. Spanning between the primary beams are long TCC panels with glulam beams and concrete topping. A 3D structural analysis of the lateral load resisting system including a combination of glulam bracing and a masonry core was performed to ensure all elements were detailed effectively to resist the lateral loads.

 

NMBW | Melbourne, Australia
2019

The Ribbon Building

The Ribbon Building

The Ribbon building is a new development in the Distillery District that runs nearly the full length along the southern border of the district. A 29-story tower with a “heritage feel” and timber interior that creates the feeling of an old industrial warehouse. Learn More…

 

ShoP Architects | Toronto, Canada
2019

Sea to Sky Elevated Tree Walk

Sea to Sky Elevated Tree Walk

This iconic structure has been designed to integrate into nature from all angles and viewpoints. The tree walk will gently wind around a structure that draws visitors from the base, through the treetops, and up high into the clouds. The spiral architecture will not only offer panoramic open-air views, but will also provide cover over the walkway for a year-round. Learn More…

 

Sea to Sky Gondola | Squamish, BC
2019

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens*

Van Dusen Botanical Gardens*

Designed to meet the Living Building Challenge, the most rigorous set of requirements of sustainability. Formally and functionally, it encompasses the goals of environmentally and socially conscious design. The building is an undulating landscape of interior and exterior spaces rising from ground to roof level and providing a vast surface area on which vegetation could grow, thus reoccupying the land on which the building sits with the landscape. Learn more…

 

Perkins+ Will | Vancouver, BC
2019

Swinburne University Factory of the Future*

Swinburne University Factory of the Future*

A two storey high timber ball in the centre of the Factory space acts as a divider, and accommodator of interactive collaboration. Manufactured from a curved timber substructure covered with a panelised curved timber ply skin creating a seamless appearance for this unique timber structure. Learn more…

 

H2o Architects | Melbourne, Australia
2019

Musqueam Pavilion*

Musqueam Pavilion*

Built for 2010 Olympics, this pavilion’s brilliant architecture was inspired by the traditional woven cedar hat used by Indigenous people across the region.

 

Hotson Bakker Boniface Haden | Vancouver, BC

*Work performed prior to joining ASPECT

 

 

ASPECT is thrilled to have Duncan as a key member of our team. Our Associates are some of the best in the structural engineering business, learn more about our Associates.