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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
  • 3D Fabrication Modelling & Shop Drawing Services

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

ACC Structural Engineers

is founded by Andrew Chad

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

Vancouver Move

We move into a newly renovated Vancouver space

(we keep the dog and upgrade the espresso machine)

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

Toronto

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

2020
2020

Super Boring Year

Definitely nothing unusual happened this year.  Everything is fine.

2021
2021
2021

Malahat Skywalk & Visitor Centre Completed

A stunning landmark on Southern Vancouver Island (and landmark project for ASPECT!) that went on to receive the Canadian Wood Council Structural Innovation Award at the 2021-2022 Wood Design Awards. 

2022
2022
2022

The First Tall Mass Timber Building on Vancouver Island is Completed

District56 Tallwood 1 opens in Langford, BC – the second tallest wood building in Canada at the time of construction, and the first Encapsulated Mass Timber Construction (EMTC) building that meets the BC Building Code.

2023
2023

The ASPECT team grows to more than 50 people

We added more top talent to the team…and we’re not slowing down!

our locations


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


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


ASPECT Structural Engineers Announces Two New Principal Positions

Ilana Danzig and Will Watson are now ASPECT Principals, adding to the firm’s respected local and global leadership.

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New Sustainability Lead Joins Global ASPECT Team

Based out of Vancouver, British Columbia in Canada, Caroline Butchart joined ASPECT in November of 2023. Caroline will perform the dual role of Sustainability…

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“So, Aspect – how did you spend your Summer?”

Summer is over, the breeze is cooler and fall has begun. We’ve been asked many times, “So Aspect, how did you spend your Summer?”…so we thought we’d share some…

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