Creative structural engineering solutions require creative structural engineers. That’s why we are excited to announce the appointment as Associates of three very talented employees. The knowledge and commitment they have brought to our firm ensures Glotman • Simpson will remain at the cutting edge of structural design for years to come.
Neil Wilson P Eng
A native of Ireland, Neil originally studied and worked in structural engineering in Europe. That’s where he also started his hobby of rock climbing. His commitment to the difference that good buildings can make in people’s lives led Neil to spend six months volunteering as a structural engineer in Haiti after the devastating earthquakes there. He has brought that high standard of care to such Glotman • Simpson projects as the UBC Alumni Centre and Marine Gateway. In the future, Neil dreams of working on the structural problems associated with 60 and 70 storey buildings. We suspect he just wants to climb them when they’re built.
Ehsan Dezhdar Ph D, P Eng
When you grow up in an earthquake-prone country, it’s natural to become interested in seismically safe structures. Ehsan really wanted to understand how to create buildings that can save people’s lives, so he left his native Iran to pursue a Master’s at Imperial College in London and then a Ph D at UBC. His knowledge and passion has enriched Glotman • Simpson, in particular with his work on Vancouver House. There, he helped us to create a seismically advanced building that many are calling a true work of art. Ehsan’s only career regret is that he couldn’t become a structural engineer and a commercial jet pilot. There are absolutely no earthquakes at 35,000 feet.
Craig Chong P Eng, M Eng
Craig’s engineering career started early – creating buildings with Lego as a youngster. His initial curiosity about its structural limits led him through a Master’s degree at UBC and eventually to us. He sees our work here as a chance to really benefit society by creating safer and more inspiring homes and work places. Craig is very passionate about spending time with his young kids and balances that with his strong passion for solving structural challenges. In that, most of all, he dreams of going really tall. So if any clients out there are thinking about a mile-high tower made of Lego, have we got an engineer for you!