Allan Francis

Architect AIBC, LEED® AP

Allan has had the pleasure of working on a wide variety of building types over the past two-plus decades, ranging from residential to commercial to institutional. He has gained experience as a member of consultant, builder, compliance and consortium teams, ensuring that he as a solid understanding of all aspects of project delivery.

Since joining Thinkspace, Allan has worked on a number of key projects, including the Douglas, Edgewood, and Maddaugh schools for Surrey School District, a major commercial project (confidential client), and a number of other projects currently in development.

Prior to joining Thinkspace, Allan worked on design management of the Stanton Territorial Hospital in Yellowknife and the BC Children’s and BC Women’s Teck Acute Care Centre in Vancouver, both of which were delivered as public/private partnerships.

This variety of design and construction typologies and responsibilities that first informed Allan's multi-disciplinary education through civil engineering and then architecture, and that continue to spark his interests in the evolving industry.

This more holistic approach has also supported his interests in sustainable design, not only as recognized through LEED® AP certification, but through other integrated project delivery models. These considerations include capital costs alongside ongoing energy consumption and facility management lifecycle costs and that can be applied to almost any scale of project.

Allan contributes to the collaborative design efforts internally at Thinkspace and with clients and consultants teams, and helps to ensure quality and clear deliver during the course of construction.