2011 CEBC Awards for Arena Stage & Trout Lake


CEBC2011Arena Stage was awarded the Award of Excellence in the ‘Buildings’ category at the Consulting Engineers of British Columbia 2010 Awards for Engineering Excellence on March 5th, 2011.

Trout Lake Arena was awarded the Award of Merit. Fast + Epp are currently involved in the construction of the adjacent Trout Lake Community Centre, slated for completion in the Autumn of 2011.

Thanks go to Arena Stage’s Bing Thom Architects and Arena Stage Society, and to Trout Lake’s  Walter Francl Architecture and the Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation.

2010 CCE Award Winners


CCE2010ROOThe Richmond Olympic Oval and Kingsway Pedestrian Bridge have both received the Award of Excellence at the CCE Awards, sponsored by the Canadian Consulting Engineer Magazine and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – Canada.

The Richmond Olympic Oval was jointly submitted by Fast + Epp (engineers for roof structure) and Glotman Simpson (engineers for base structure).

The CCE Award of Excellence marks the first integrated whole-building engineering award for the Oval, which has previously taken home nine awards for the roof structure engineering alone.

Arena Stage Grand Opening


ArenaStageGrandOpeningFast + Epp Arena Stage design team members Gerald Epp, Julien Fagnan, and Stephan Pasche were on hand in Washington, DC for the Arena Stage Homecoming Grand Opening Celebration & Gala from October 23 to 25.

The celebrations mark the completion of over a decade of design and construction led by Vancouver-based architect Bing Thom.
 

25 Years: Celebration, Commemoration & Launch


FE-Gala-Dinner-122sFast + Epp celebrated more than two decades of collaboration with our friends and colleagues at our 25th Anniversary Gala on September 16.

The evening included an elegant dinner with live strings music followed by guest recognition vignettes by the Partners and Associates of Fast + Epp.

An industry panel interview was led by Duane Palibroda with special appearances by Architectural Critic Trevor Boddy, Roger Woodhead of SNC-Lavalin, and Larry McFarland of McFarland Marceau Architects.

Partner Appointed Fellow of UK's IStructE


Fast + Epp Principal Paul Fast is honoured to have been appointed as a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK, effective May 5th, 2010.

The fellowship was conferred on May 19, 2010 during a recent trip to London where Paul spoke at a special seminar at the IStructE, as well as at the TRADA In Touch with Timber conference.

The new title of Chartered Structural Engineer, Fellow IStructE represents one of the highest honours internationally, and is the most senior ranking in the structural engineering profession.

Architecture Meets Engineering


Fast + Epp is pleased to announce that principals Paul Fast and Gerald Epp  were elected as honorary members of the Architectural Institute of British Columbia at the annual Conference and Awards Gala on May 8th, 2010.

"Far more than just architects’  handmaidens – they are true collaborators, riffing with their architectural colleagues to develop unique and elegant solutions appropriate to the challenges at hand," writeS Bing Thom and Michael Heeney of Bing Thom Architects.

"In many ways, the value of their collaboration is the creative energy and ideas they bring that often challenge conventional approaches. Whether it is use of architecturally expressed concrete tilt-ups, elegant and powerful cantilevers, or engineered wood columns, Fast + Epp opens up new spaces for architects to explore and push their ideas."

USA Project Receives First Award


ArenaStageThe Washington Building Congress has recognized Fast + Epp with the Craftsmanship Award for Structural Steel Framing at the 54th Annual Craftsmanship Awards for the firm's work on the landmark Arena Stage at the Mead Centre for American Theater project in Washington, DC.

Fast + Epp is pleased to have been structural engineers on the Arena Stage Theater, designed by Vancouver's own Bing Thom Architects. We would further like to congratulate Bing Thom Architects on winning the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada's Architectural Firm Award for 2010.

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