Carla joined Fast + Epp in 2012, having freshly completed her Master’s degree studies at the University of British Columbia. Her thesis research focused on hybrid systems, specifically those combining steel and mass timber (CLT).
Originally from Saskatchewan, Carla gained experience as a project engineer on architecturally-oriented commercial, recreational, educational, and residential projects at another Canadian firm.
At Fast + Epp, Carla has gained a fluency in all major building materials, including concrete, steel, light-framed wood, heavy timber and mass timber and she has proved invaluable for our clients when it comes to understanding building physics and materials. She is the Testing Team lead at our R&D hub, Concept Lab, using the data gleaned from our research programs to regularly contribute to academic journals and conferences.