Meet the Associates – Paul Paquet

We are thrilled to announce that Paul Paquet (P.Eng., M.A.Sc.) has joined the ASPECT team as an Associate in our Toronto office. Paul graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2007 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering, and in 2009 with a Master’s of Applied Science, Structural Engineering. He began his career working on Transportation, Infrastructure and Sport Facilities, then added Education and other sectors to the mix. He has extensive experience across North America, Asia, the UK, and the Middle East, and has been a key player in shaping the businesses he has been a part of.

Paul has worked on several high-profile and award-winning projects, including the Toronto Pearson Airport Pier G Expansion, York University Subway Station in Toronto, PanAm Games Athletics Stadium in Toronto, York University, Bergeron Centre for Engineering Excellence in Toronto, and Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain

Paul strives to create avenues that promote innovation, and through his leadership drives streamlined communications between disciplines. He has a passion for sophisticated methods of working, and with advanced skills in parametric design and the implementation of digital workflows, he delivers high quality, tailored design solutions that add value to projects and communities.

 

SELECTED PROJECTS

2019
2019

TORONTO PEARSON AIRPORT PIER G EXPANSION*

TORONTO PEARSON AIRPORT PIER G EXPANSION*

The Pier G Expansion is a project designed to meet the continued growth of Toronto Pearson Airport. The first phase involved 3 temporary gates to facilitate the remainder of the construction. The second phase will involve a north connection and south expansion, and the last phase is a west expansion. Learn More…

 

Gensler | Toronto, ON
2019

YORK UNIVERSITY SUBWAY STATION*

YORK UNIVERSITY SUBWAY STATION*

With its distinctive boomerang shape, the York University station serves Toronto’s second-largest university with a vital link to downtown. It features a station box of 160 meters, platform length of 150 meters and depth of 18.5 meters; the station box was efficiently ‘shoe-horned’ into the very tightly constrained site between existing settlement-sensitive buildings. Environmental features include cool roof and green roofs, increased daylight levels, and landscaping with native and drought-tolerant species. Learn more…

 

Foster+Partners, Adamson Associates Architects | Toronto, ON
2019

PAN AM GAMES ATHLETICS STADIUM*

PAN AM GAMES ATHLETICS STADIUM*

This stadium, now known as the York Lions Stadium, was designed to TO2015, International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) and Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS) specifications. The stadium includes 3,160 fixed-seating for spectators (7500 seats during games), Class 1, 400m track and infield, broadcast facilities, athlete change rooms, equipment storage, office and classroom space. The stadium has achieved LEED Silver certification. Learn More…

 

Cannon Design | Toronto, ON
2018
2018

YORK UNIVERSITY BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE*

YORK UNIVERSITY BERGERON CENTRE FOR ENGINEERING EXCELLENCE*

This building is home to York University’s civil, electrical, and mechanical engineering programs. The five-storey structure looks weightless, with a cloud-like design intended to represent the principles that define the engineering program’s goals. The building contains a variety of teaching and research labs, workshops, collaborative classrooms, studio spaces and social areas for students and faculty, and is LEED Gold Certified. Learn more…

 

ZAS Architects  | Toronto, ON

*Work performed prior to joining Aspect

 

PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

Aside from engineering many state-of-the-art buildings, Paul has also engaged with the engineering community through the publication below:

Journal of Engineering Mechanics, Volume 138, Issue 4Under-determined Blind Identification of Structures Using Modified Cross-Correlation Method2012

 

ASPECT couldn’t be happier to have Paul as a key member of our team. Our Associates are some of the best in the structural engineering business - learn more about our Associates.

 


Promotion Alert! – Ilana Danzig

We are super proud to announce that Ilana Danzig (P.Eng., Struct.Eng., PE, SE, M.Eng.) has recently been promoted to Associate Principal in our Vancouver office!

Since joining Aspect in 2019, Ilana has had a tremendous impact on both the work of the firm as well as professional growth of our team. She is extremely well respected as an engineer and mentor, both within our team and also within the industry - and has been a role model for many along the way. She brings the whole package to the table: top shelf technical excellence, a passion for teamwork and collaboration, and, importantly, a diplomacy and sense of humanity and compassion that she applies to all of her interactions.

As an Engineer, Ilana is especially passionate about structural mass timber design and seismic engineering. In her new position at ASPECT, she will play a key leadership role in the development of the Vancouver office, with focus on acquisition and delivery of projects in the US. 

 

 

RECENT PROJECTS

2019
2019

Terminus Office Building

Terminus Office Building
Langford, BC

 

A 5-storey mass timber post-and-beam building that contains the first ever steel Buckling Restrained Braces housed within a timber frame. Located in a high seismic region in Langford, BC, the lateral system needed to be highly ductile while allowing the wood to be exposed. The team therefore developed a glulam frame that provided the over strength and drift compatibility needed for a BRB system.

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Architect: Jack James Architect 
2019

Tallwood 1

Tallwood 1
Langford, BC

 

A 12-storey encapsulated mass timber building consisting of ground-level commercial space and 11 storeys of residential units, with 1 storey concrete podium and 2 levels of underground concrete parkade. The structure is a streamlined and efficient point-supported CLT on glulam post floor plate, with highly ductile eccentrically braced steel frames. Tallwood 1 is celebrated as the first mass timber tall building on Vancouver Island, and one of the first built in Canada.

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Architect: Jack James Architect
2019

Wadajir Market & Residences (Modular Building)

Wadajir Market & Residences (Modular Building)
Tukwila, WA

 

A modular mass timber, multi-storey project consisting of 96 units of family housing and a community marketplace. The CLT volumetric modules will be situated atop a one level mass timber podium structure with commercial and mixed occupancies below.

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Architect: Mithun
2019

Darrington Wood Innovation Center

Darrington Wood Innovation Center
Darrington, WA

 

An industrial facility that will include a CLT & Glulam Factory, a 3D Modular Factory, a Sawmill, as well as smaller pre-fabricated boiler and kiln buildings, at 245,000 sq.ft. total. True to the project’s name, the buildings are intended to be innovative and modern structures and will be built from high-performing Mass Timber materials and systems chosen for their cost, ease of fabrication, strength, and performance.

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Architect: Mithun 
2019

Capilano University Student Residence

Capilano University Student Residence
North Vancouver, BC

 

This new Student Housing Facility will provide 362 beds of student accommodation and related facilities. The project is comprised of a 6-storey student residence of 87,000 sq.ft. (light wood frame on concrete transfer slab), and a 1-storey dining hall of 7,000 sq.ft. (mass timber on shallow concrete foundation). Learn more…

 

Architect: IBI Group/HDR
2019

Modular CLT Townhomes

Modular CLT Townhomes
Seattle, WA

 

An exciting, first of it’s kind, volumetric modular townhome project in Seattle. The project will be comprised of 7 units at 1,100 sq.ft. each, incorporating offsite prefabricated CLT modules on a concrete foundation. CLT shear walls are used as the Seismic Load Resisting System.

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Architect: Mahlum 
2019

Rockford Place

Rockford Place
Langford, BC

 

Two 6-storey mixed-use residential buildings totalling 165,000 sq.ft. with 2 levels of underground parkade each. The structures are concrete to the main floor, and from level 2 up are comprised of CLT floors on light wood frame walls, with additional lofts on the 6th floor.

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Architect: Jack James Architect

 

PUBLICATIONS / PRESENTATIONS

Ilana has not only engineered many state of the art buildings, but she also gives back to the engineering community through her publications and talks, such as:

Tallwood Cost Comparison StudyCanadian Wood CouncilNot Yet Published
Technical Guide for the Design and Construction of Tall Wood Buildings in Canada. Contributor and Peer ReviewerPublished by FPInnovations 2013 and second edition in 2022
Terminus, Vancouver Island: Solving a Mass Timber Challenge in a Seismic RegionThe Structural Engineer (IStructE publication)April 2022
Terminus: Innovative Seismic Design For Mass TimberPublished in New Zealand Timber Design Journal, Volume 29, Issue 4November 2021
SpeakerFuture of Prefabrication Symposium, UBCMarch 2022
Mass Timber in High SeismicStructural Engineering Podcast, Episode 59May 2021
Terminus: Innovative Seismic DesignPublished in Construction BusinessApril/May 2021
SpeakerFuture of Prefabrication Symposium, UBCMarch 2021
Demystifying Tall Wood BuildingsPublished in Construction BusinessSeptember/October 2020
Tall Wood BuildingsConferences in Victoria, Vancouver, Kelowna, and Edmonton with WoodWORKS! BC2019
Mass Timber + Prefab HousingMass Timber MeetupSeptember 2021

 

Please join us in congratulating Ilana on this much-deserved promotion!

Learn more about our stellar team here.