Ray is an award-winning architect and partner at Thinkspace. He has over 20 years’ experience, with a focus on institutional and specifically education projects, and has worked on projects in Western Canada, Oregon and California.
As someone who is passionate about the design process, Ray believes that collaboration is key to a successful project; his process emphasizes transparency and integration. Ray is known for creating inspiring spaces that connect people and encourage collaboration.
Ray specializes in designing new buildings, providing solutions for complex renovations as well as creating campus masterplans. He brings energy and enthusiasm to the design process and believes that listening and clearly understanding the design problem creates a strong point of departure for the best creative and artistic solutions while exceeding client expectations and delivering projects on time and on budget.
Ray was the principal architect for Canada’s first certified passive house education building, the UNBC Wood Innovation Research Lab (Architect, Stantec). He believes passive sustainable strategies and the use of wood play an important role in the next generation of education buildings in Canada. Recent work includes Ta’talu Elementary school in Surrey, as well the Robert G. Kuhn Centre at Trinity Western University.