British Columbia Chapter

The geographic area served consists of the province of British Columbia.

Region / Chapter Member Care Manager: Donna Robinson, CMM, CMP

Lunch & Learn Virtual Meeting

November 25, 2020
12:00 PM – 1:30 PM
Learning Units: 1.5 LUs

Design Responses to COVID-19


Free to attend: please RSVP. You must register by COB November 24, 2020.


Indoor Air Quality in Educational Facilities Webinar

November 18, 2020
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM MST

Learning Labs

School reopening during the COVID pandemic has become a debate in the past few months and both K-12 and post secondary facilities are being challenged to mitigate the risks. Heightened awareness around the risk of airborne diseases matched with climate-induced seasonal wildfire smoke reinforces the importance of indoor air quality when designing learning spaces for student health and success.

Join Mary On and Samson Tam as they explore the reason why indoor air quality has become an important topic for schools in recent years and discuss potential solutions, passive and active strategies that bring long term health effects in schools.

This session will include a 20-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q+A and 20-minute guided breakout discussion for networking, sharing of ideas and challenges.

Please register for this free event. Once you have registered, you will be sent a link to access the webinar.


Mary On Mary On, PEng, LEED AP, CPHD, Associate
With over 18 years of extensive experience in building design industry, Mary specializes in education facilities including K-12 schools, universities, laboratories and design-build projects. Mary is well versed in all aspects of sustainable building design and detailed mechanical systems design. Some of her notable educational projects include Sir Sanford Fleming Elementary and Lord Tennyson Elementary School Replacement as well as UBC Quantum Matter Institute and SFU Shrum Chemistry Renovation.

Samson Tam Samson Tam, PEng, BASc, LEED AP, CPHD, Associate
Samson has been practicing mechanical engineering design and project management in the buildings industry since 2010, with a broad experience portfolio across North America as well as internationally. His work in education, recreation, transit and other project types allows him to think outside the box and apply best practices from different angles to all his projects. With a passion in sustainable building design, he strives to bring a holistic, coordinated design to support buildings that are balanced in form and function. Some of his notable education projects include UBC Pacific Residence, UBC Life Student Centre and Capilano University Student Success Centre.

About Integral Group
Integral Group is an interactive global network of design professionals collaborating under a single deep green engineering umbrella. We provide a full range of building system design and energy analysis services, with a staff widely regarded as innovative leaders in their fields. Located in offices across North America, the United Kingdom, and Australia, our passion for sustainable design runs deep.

2020 Annual Grant Winners

The British Columbia Chapter announces the 2020 winners of the annual grant. Congratulations to the winners! We thank all those that took the time to enter.

1st Place ($5,000): Ripple Rock Elementary

Campbell River SD#72
Story Telling Lab
Ripple Rock Story Telling Lab

2nd Place ($2,500): Ferris Elementary

Richmond SD#38
Makerspace Dream

3rd Place ($1,000): Queensbury Elementary

North Vancouver SD#44
Collaborative Learning Space Refresh


2021 Pacific Northwest Regional Conference

Heroes Within Us April 29 – May 2, 2021
Heroes Within Us
The Nines
525 Southwest Morrison Street
Portland, OR 97204
Click here for more information and to register for the conference.

Call for Heroes!

The Heroes within us theme of the PNW 2020 conference will highlight regional Hero stories from each Chapter. We invite you to submit individuals or groups who have done something extraordinary and made a difference in improving places where children learn. We are looking for Heroes in our schools, students, teachers, administrators, board members, parents, community members, AEC professionals, trades and product representatives. The 2020 conference will celebrate the advancement of education by the effort of many diverse people. Heroes will be featured on the web site and at the conference with social media and displays.

Click here to submit your Hero Today!

Upcoming Events

November 18, 2020
Indoor Air Quality in Educational Facilities Webinar

November 25, 2020
Design responses to COVID

January 21, 2021
Ministry Update (TBC)

March 4, 2021

May 6, 2021

Thank you to our Annual Chapter Sponsors!

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LEsolutions Online Awards


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LearningSCAPES 2020


November 4-6, 2020
Virtual Conference