Richmond Olympic Oval receives prestigious award


ROOThe Richmond Olympic Oval was recently awarded the All Time Award by the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities. The accolade is reserved for landmark sports facilities from the past half century. Built as a speed skating venue for the 2010 Olympics, the facility is now used as a community recreation centre. The award recognizes the Oval for its multi-use capabilities and the positive impact it has had on the surrounding community.

Queensway Transit Exchange honored at SICA Awards


queenswaytransitOn October 22, 2015, the Queensway Transit Exchange project was the recipient of the Award of Excellence in the Community Institutional category at the Southern Interior Construction Association Awards. Recognized for its curved canopy constructed of Glulam beam & decking panels and supported by 4 “Y” columns, the awards honor prominent commercial and industrial projects from the Thompson, Okanagan and Kootney regions.

It’s been quite a journey



As a small firm established 30 years ago, Fast + Epp has grown into an internationally recognized firm. To assist with this growth, we are expanding to Seattle with an office opening this month, followed by an office in New York opening early 2016. Further to this exciting news, we are also proud to announce the appointment of 6 new Associates who will join our current Management team. We look forward to the journey ahead and what the next 30 years will bring.


To view the full announcement, click here.

Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office receives Award of Excellence

MEC Ext-322The MEC Head Office located in Vancouver, BC, received the Award of Excellence at the Canadian Consulting Engineers Award gala on October 23, 2015. The 110,000 sq. ft. facility was recognized for its ability to meet code requirements using predominately NLT throughout. Firm Associate Tanya Luthi was on hand to accept the award along with Proscenium Architecture whom Fast + Epp partnered with on the project.

18-storey tall wood student residence at UBC given the green light


UBCTallWoodFast + Epp has partnered with Acton Ostry Architects to design the new UBC Student residence building in Vancouver, BC. Considered to be one of the tallest wood buildings in the world at 53 metres tall, the 157,000 sq. ft. structure comprises a mass timber superstructure atop a concrete base. Construction of the project will commence in the fall of 2015 and is scheduled to open in September 2017.

UBC Bookstore featured in Azure Magazine


 J3A0161-OverallFast + Epp partnered with OMB in order to convert the UBC Bookstore from a bleak concrete building into a striking, resplendent structure. The renovation included a 5,500 sq. ft. expansion in order to make room for retail space, a convenience store and a renovated café. The 2-storey space features expressive prefabricated wood-steel panels which contain mechanical and electrical services. For more details on the project, read the recently published article in Azure magazine.

Multiple Fast + Epp projects receive SAB Awards


SABlogoThree Fast + Epp projects were recently granted SAB awards for their design based on criteria of sustainable design, architectural excellence, and technical innovation.

The new Mountain Equipment Co-op Head Office is a green building built to reflect the corporation’s culture of promoting an active outdoor lifestyle as well as environmental awareness.

St. Mary’s Hospital features operable windows, natural light, and the integration of culture and community through artwork. All of which are elements that speak to how clinical environments can be improved upon. 

Kwayatsut is an environmentally responsible urban building targeting LEED Gold that incorporates multiple green features within a tight budget.

For more detailed information on these award-winning projects, click here.

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