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Five Questions with a New RPP – Dayna Wlasoff

On April 30, 2021, Dayna Wlasoff in Thinkspace’s Surrey office became a Registered Professional Planner (RPP). The designation is the end product of a long journey that started nearly a decade ago with a bachelor's degree in Architectural Science, led to a master’s degree in Planning, and eventually culminated in the rigorous RPP certification requirements, which included two years of work experience, a one-year mentorship, an ethics course and exam, and finally the professional exam.

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Auto Canada Dealerships Receive DP Approval

We’re very pleased to announce that the Auto Canada dealerships project in Pitt Meadows has just received development permit (DP) approval after nearly three years. The approval is a major accomplishment for the project team, which includes more than a dozen collaborators.

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54 Runners and Walkers in 2021 Sun Run

The Vancouver Sun Run is a major event in the city each spring. Since its inception in 1985, it has become the third largest timed 10km road race in North America. It’s a great opportunity to be part of a fun community event and Thinkspace has put together a team for the last several years. We – along with the other 40,000-odd runners who sign up every year – were ready to participate in 2020, but the event was cancelled due to COVID-19.

Maddaugh Elementary School Featured in Award Magazine

With the Surrey School District growing by an average of 1000 students per year, a series of modified repeat designs based on the award-winning Mar Jok Elementary School located in Kelowna, B.C. where proposed to meet the urgent need for more space.

The new Maddaugh Elementary School, with a capacity of 525 Grade 1 to 7 students and 80 Kindergarten students, is one of the three new sister schools in the District and has been featured in the March 2021 issue of Award Magazine.