Duane Palibroda

Duane contributes over 25 years of experience as Design Lead on some of our firm’s most prolifically awarded projects. His work is marked by efficiency, creativity, precision, and on-time delivery as he is continuously looking for ways to do things better and without unnecessary complication.

This approach can perhaps be attributed to his beginnings where Duane spent the first 7 years of his career as an architectural engineering technologist before obtaining his Civil Engineering degree in 1993 from the University of Saskatchewan.

He then moved to London, England for 5 years and credits this time as the foundation for his practical, economical, and creative design solutions. Whilst in London, Duane obtained his Chartered Engineering status.

Relocating to Vancouver in 1998, Duane joined Fast + Epp where he was able to fully exercise his passion for innovative building design.  His desire for design excellence was further acknowledged when he obtained status as a Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2014.

Duane thrives on building new relationships with architects and continues to provide design leadership on numerous projects.  Having served as Managing Principal from 2013 to 2021, Duane recently handed over these duties to allow him more time to mentor staff and to support our Office Leads in New York, Seattle, Edmonton, and Calgary.