10 Projects Featuring Fast + Epp Women

March 4, 2020

In celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8th, listed are 10 innovative projects that our talented team of women across North America have been playing a significant role in:

The integrated structural design behind the new Walmart Home Office in Bentonville, AR is managed by Sarah FitzMaurice from our New York office, Eloise Allsop from Seattle, and Jamie Sullivan and Maryse Campeau from Vancouver, with support from Saffron Beesley, Carla Dickof, Josephine Racine, and Momo Sun. The new Walmart Home Office campus will comprise over 2 million square feet of mass timber construction spread over 11 buildings, which will be built with glulam post and beam framing as well as CLT shear walls and braces. Additional amenity buildings include a fitness center, dining areas, daycare facility, auditorium, and visitor center.

111 Ann Street in Savannah, GA is a redevelopment project led by Sarah as well. This 150,000 square feet hybrid mass timber building will be for mixed-use, featuring over 300 multifamily units, 15 two-storey townhomes, and office space.

Kristina Miele is leading our team on Market Square, with support from Josephine Racine and Mandy Tam from our Vancouver office. The 9-storey, 260,000 square feet residential building will be built with mass timber and CLT floor slabs. The building is one of the first to adopt the provisions for Tall Wood Buildings to be adopted in the 2021 IBC. Features will include exposed CLT ceilings, a rooftop swimming pool, and a 100’ span event space. When complete, it will be the tallest building of its kind in the United States.

Also led by Kristina is the Hudson Highlands Fjord Trail Project, which includes the design of a 140 feet span pedestrian bridge as part of a 7.5-mile trail in New York’s Hudson Valley.  Fast + Epp is part of a multi-partner effort involving a team of landscape architects, local municipalities, state agencies and non-profit organizations.

2150 Keith Drive in Vancouver, BC is a 140,000 square feet, 10-storey corporate office building. Our Associate and in-house technical specialist, Carla Dickof is working with our senior specialist engineer, Jenna Kim on a non-linear time history analysis and leading the mass timber research and testing behind the new building. Project technician Anna Mironyuk is the lead drafter for this project. Fast + Epp anticipates that this pioneering project will pave the design and construction movement towards mass timber.

UBC District Energy Centre was also led by Carla Dickof. The new hot water heating plant features glulam beams and columns along with cross-laminated timber panels. The significant reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions helped the facility achieve LEED Gold certification.

Caroline Butchart plays a significant role as a co-project manager behind the new Ottawa Public Library and Library and Archives Canada Joint Facility. The 216,000 square feet facility will feature a striking undulating roof as well as tall windows to invite large expansive views of its surroundings. Locally sourced wood will be used throughout the building as an homage to Ottawa’s logging history and connection to forestry.

Maryse Campeau is the project manager for the new Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre project in North Vancouver, BC. The new Centre will include an aquatics facility, arena, gyms, multi-purpose rooms, a new skate park, and more.


Our new Yukon St. Office will be a culmination of Fast + Epp’s rich history and innovation in leading-edge features and technology. Carla Dickof is leading the vibration testing for our new home office while Caroline looks after the structural glass façade system. The mass timber home office is anticipated to be erected by Seagate in just three weeks.

Marisa Mulder plays a significant role as an engineer in the new Simon Fraser University Terry Fox Field Grandstand project located in Burnaby, BC. The project features a 1,800 seat stadium as well as a lightweight “floating” canopy cantilevering over 16 meters. Marisa was involved the analysis, design, and detailing of the box steel girders that hold up this canopy and has continued through into the construction phase of the project. The roof canopy is scheduled for installation in a few months time.