Ray is an architect and partner at Thinkspace Architecture Planning and Interior Design. He is an award-winning architect with a focus on institutional and specifically education projects. Ray has over twenty years’ experience and has worked on projects in Western Canada, Oregon and California. He is passionate about the design process and 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. Ray 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). His experience on other significant award-winning projects includes the University of the Fraser Valley Canada Education Park, University of British Columbia Centre for Brain Health, and the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union (Architect, Stantec). During the last round of SIF (Strategic Investment Fund) in Canada, he also led the design teams for the 48.5M dollar Camosun College building for Health and Human Services, the new Selkirk College Student Commons and trades renovations, Coast Mountain College Trades Renewal and the Thompson Rivers University Nursing and Population Health Building (Architect, Stantec).
Ray believes passive sustainable strategies and the use of wood play an important role in the next generation of education buildings in Canada. Ray’s current projects include a Net Zero elementary school as well the new academic building for Trinity Western University which will be a four-storey mass timber atrium building.