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Gus Spanos – Senior Architect

We are pleased to announce that Gus Spanos has accepted the role of lead healthcare architect in our Surrey office.

Gus is also assuming a leading role in client relations, marketing, business development, and acquisition of new projects.

This seasoned professional brings three decades of diversified design-build experience, including projects such as critical response (fire stations, police facilities), art galleries, healthcare, post-secondary, residential and commercial.

Gus has led large project teams and stakeholder groups to collaborate and facilitate decisions on project vision, design, constructability and sustainability.

In recent years Gus’s practice has cultivated specific expertise in the healthcare and post-secondary markets for infrastructure upgrades and building care facilities and teaching spaces.

“For me, the work is about creating compelling and robust environments that can be used and enjoyed for years. I am motivated to enhance the cultural context and add value and insight into the design.”

A benefit of this diverse experience is his ability to communicate effectively with a broad range of stakeholders while maintaining an open line of communication throughout every phase of a project.

Gus has long been a practitioner and teacher of karate, having achieved a 5th-degree black belt in the discipline. He is also a volunteer minor hockey coach, which he does for the joy of giving back and helping kids improve their skills while having fun. Gus is also an avid road cyclist.

A4LE BC Chapter AGM Presentation

Ray Wolfe, Patrick Stewart from AME Group and Monte Paulsen from RDH Building Science Inc. will be presenting at the Association for Learning Environments BC Chapter AGM. Co-presenters include Mo Khan from OM Engineering. Their presentation focuses on the lessons learned from designing for a Net-Zero Energy school and thinking beyond net-zero energy for our schools.

Jurisdictions all over BC are adapting varying degrees of the BC Energy Step Code to ultimately lead to net-zero energy buildings in the future – therefore, mandating more energy efficient buildings. But designing for an energy-balance alone is not enough to combat the current climate crisis affecting the globe. It is important to also consider the associated embodied carbon. The presentation reviews the terminology revolving around “net-zero” buildings, the takeaways from designing for net-zero energy on Site 207, and considerations and recommendations for future project teams attempting to achieve rigorous energy and/or carbon targets for their buildings.

UPDATE: You can watch the presentation here.

Kelowna

206 - 1470 St. Paul St.
Kelowna, BC V1Y 2E6
(250) 762 2503

Surrey

300 - 10190 152A St.
Surrey, BC V3R 1J7
(604) 581 8128