Our Team

We invest in our people.

At Kor Structural, we don’t aim to the biggest in our field – we aim to be the best by attracting and retaining first class talent and being a centre of excellence for structural engineering.

Kor is a dynamic team of highly experienced professionals and skilled young talent. Now 40-plus people strong, with expertise in multiple sectors including engineering, drafting, construction oversight, IT, operations and specializations such as Seismic Engineering, the company is continuing to grow.

One of the reasons we wanted to move away from the traditional ‘names on the door’ was to reflect the collaborative team-based culture of the company.

Naturally, seniority has an important role to play, but we wanted to create a more dynamic structure, with the opportunity for our highly competent and qualified younger professionals to play a more influential role within the organisation. We are a meritocracy.

– John Markulin, Managing Principal

Values

Our company is founded on shared values of being:

  • Customer-oriented collaborative partners
  • Experienced industry thought-leaders
  • A structural engineering Centre of Excellence
  • Responsive and timely team players
  • Diligent and creative problem-solvers

History

The original partnership was founded in 1998, over 20 years ago, and has since grown into a dynamic family of more than 40 professionals.

The founder of the original partnership, John Bryson, is an industry veteran and a widely respected authority within the structural engineering industry. As a pioneer, John became a recognized authority and the ‘go to’ structural engineer for high-rise concrete residential towers. He is widely acknowledged within the engineering community to be one of the most influential structural engineering designers of his time.

John continues to play a role as Senior Structural Consultant and Management Advisor, and as a Specialist Consultant to a select group of long-term clients.

Managing Principals

John A. Markulin

M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., PE, SE | Managing Principal
Senior Structural Engineer

Senior Structural Engineer M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., PE, SE | Managing Principal As a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, John Markulin is responsible for delivering innovative structural engineering solutions for some…

Senior Structural Engineer

M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., PE, SE | Managing Principal

As a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, John Markulin is responsible for delivering innovative structural engineering solutions for some of the firm’s most notable projects. John is an accomplished engineer with significant project experience in the design of reinforced concrete, pre-cast concrete, cast-in-place concrete, post-tensioned concrete, tilt-up concrete, structural steel, load-bearing steel stud, wood-frame, and masonry, as well as floor systems, vertical load systems and seismic and lateral systems.

His emphasis on producing project-specific and cost-effective designs that meet stringent architectural and economic constraints has helped make many projects successful, including tall towers, mixed-use commercial and residential projects, light industrial warehouses, and institutional/public facilities such as ice rinks, sports facilities, social housing and extended health care facilities, hotels, office buildings, and LEED Certified projects.

John is valued among his clients and colleagues for providing hands-on service and supporting our firm’s engineers on all his projects, while remaining involved during all phases of the project life cycle, from the preliminary design consultations, to the completion of construction and occupancy.

John has designed hundreds of buildings and high-rise towers throughout North America, including the International Hotel & Tower in Downtown Vancouver BC, the Parkside at Waterfront development in Calgary AB, Solo District Towers Stratus, Altus, and Cirrus in Burnaby BC, and the Lougheed Heights development in Coquitlam BC. Current projects include Burrard Place in downtown Vancouver BC, Gilmore Place in Burnaby BC, Aerius at Solo District in Brentwood Park, Burnaby BC, and the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering in 1991, John quickly built a solid reputation at some of Vancouver’s leading engineering firms. He joined our team in 1998 and successfully balanced project work and continued with his studies to earn his Master of Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 2001 and his Struct.Eng. (BC) designation in 2006. He is currently licensed to practice in British Columbia, Alberta, Washington, California, Texas, and Arizona.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia (SEABC)
  • Registered Civil Engineer in the State of California
  • Registered Structural Engineer in the State of California
  • Registered Civil Engineer in the State of Washington
  • Registered Structural Engineer in the State of Washington
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Texas
  • Registered Professional Engineer in the State of Arizona
  • Member, CSA-A23-3 Clause 21 Committee, “Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete”

John G. Zickmantel

M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., PE, SE | Managing Principal
Senior Structural Engineer

Senior Structural Engineer B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., PE, SE John Zickmantel, a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, brings nearly three decades of structural engineering experience to every project while mentoring…

Senior Structural Engineer

B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., PE, SE

John Zickmantel, a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, brings nearly three decades of structural engineering experience to every project while mentoring the firm’s growing engineering talent and sharing his wealth of design expertise.

John will scheme the entire structural system of all his projects, including the seismic force resisting system, and he is particularly skilled at finding structural solutions for complicated building arrangements that are both simple and efficient. In every project he also aims to balance the original design intent of the Architect, yet always taking into consideration the Client’s needs and desires.

Clients value John’s focus on delivering cost-effective designs, meeting accelerated schedules and the ongoing coordination with the Architect and other consultants to ensure the integrity of the original structural scheme. A master in collaboration, John’s greatest value may be his willingness to work closely with the contractors and the construction team in the field. He enjoys the hands-on experience of constructing the buildings in the real world and typically has very strong and close working relationships with the site superintendents.

Notable projects that John has worked on include Rogers Arena South Tower in Vancouver BC, Transit Village in Surrey BC, The Link in Vancouver BC, Bordeaux in Burnaby BC, King Edward Village in Vancouver BC, and the Maple Street Apartments in Bellingham WA.

After graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor in Civil Engineering in 1991 alongside John Markulin, John worked for another local structural engineering firm before joining our team in 1998. John continued with his studies to earn his Master of Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1999 and his Struct.Eng. (BC) designation in 2016. He is currently licensed to practice in British Columbia, Alberta, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Manitoba, and Washington.

Before realizing his passion for structural engineering, John was a professional drummer leading the local live music scene with his band mates.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EGBC)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador (PEGNL)
  • Engineers Nova Scotia (ENS)
  • Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM)
  • Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia (SEABC)
  • Registered Civil Engineer in the State of Washington
  • Registered Structural Engineer in the State of Washington

Jim DesRoches

B.A.Sc., P.Eng., PE | Managing Principal
Senior Structural Engineer

Senior Structural Engineer B.A.Sc., P.Eng., PE  Jim DesRoches, a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, has designed multiple developments across a variety of building types since 1990, including more than 50…

Senior Structural Engineer

B.A.Sc., P.Eng., PE 

Jim DesRoches, a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, has designed multiple developments across a variety of building types since 1990, including more than 50 high-rises for projects throughout Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California.

Known for his creative structural solutions, Jim uses his collaborative approach to every problem with an emphasis on client service. With over two decades of experience in Quality Control Management, Jim leads the development of Operational Quality Management Policy at Kor Structural.

Jim has also managed the design and construction of more than 10 recent Performance Based Design tall high-rise projects in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, including managing the city peer review and plan check process.

Notable projects that Jim has worked on include Union & Ash in San Diego CA, 6th & Olive in San Diego CA, 1011 Union in San Diego CA, 495 Hartford in Los Angeles CA, Torino in Richmond BC, Skyline in Santa Ana CA, and the Pacific Gate Condos in San Diego CA.

Jim graduated with his Bachelor in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1988, joined the Kor team in 2017, and became a Principal in 2019. He is currently licensed to practice in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, Washington, and Nevada.

Outside of the office, Jim enjoys cycling and wine tasting. He recently designed and built his own vacation home in beautiful Kelowna BC.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (EBGC)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO)
  • Registered Civil Engineer in the State of Washington
  • Registered Civil Engineer in the State of Nevada
  • American Society for Quality

Kyle Frank

Managing Principal
Senior Structural Drafting Manager

Senior Structural Drafting Manager As a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, Kyle Frank brings over 25 years of CAD and technical drafting experience in civic, institutional, commercial, and multi-residential projects…

Senior Structural Drafting Manager

As a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, Kyle Frank brings over 25 years of CAD and technical drafting experience in civic, institutional, commercial, and multi-residential projects across Western Canada and California.

Kyle joined our firm in 1998 and continues to lead the drafting team at Kor where he shares his specialized expertise in concrete structural design on various projects and has helped train and mentor our drafting team on specific applications.

With a strong background in applying technological solutions to solve problems, Kyle is responsible for the firm’s technological efficiency and effectiveness. 

Notable projects that Kyle has worked on include the International Hotel & Tower in Downtown Vancouver BC, King Edward Village in Vancouver BC, Rogers Arena South Tower in Vancouver BC, Solo District Towers Stratus, Altus, and Cirrus in Burnaby BC, High Gate Village in Burnaby BC, the Mission Hill Winery expansion in Kelowna BC, Bayside in San Diego CA, and Villa Del Parmar Flamingos in Puerto Vallarta.

Outside the office, Kyle likes to spend quality time with his family on exciting adventures snowboarding, wake boarding, and in his 4×4 off roader.

Jason Stuart

Managing Principal
Senior Structural Designer

Senior Structural Designer Jason Stuart, a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, actively leads the growing specialized wood-frame team at the firm where he shares his extensive structural design experience and…

Senior Structural Designer

Jason Stuart, a Managing Principal of Kor Structural, actively leads the growing specialized wood-frame team at the firm where he shares his extensive structural design experience and thorough knowledge of various materials on multiple projects.

Jason is a seasoned structural designer and project manager who goes above and beyond to support project milestones, maintain open lines of communication between all stakeholders, and carefully supervises all phase of his projects from preliminary design through construction and project completion. Clients value Jason’s precise knowledge of materials and Canadian Codes that are essential when designing mixed-use commercial, wood-frame residential, steel structures, and concrete buildings.

Notable projects that Jason has worked on include the Fraserview Care Facility in Richmond BC, River District in Vancouver BC, Monument in Vancouver BC, Conrad in Vancouver BC, the Klahanie Townhomes in North Vancouver BC, Basalt in Vancouver BC, and The Gardens development in Richmond BC.

Jason graduated from the British Columbia Institute of Technology in 2001 with a Diploma of Technology. He joined the Kor team in 2003 and became a Principal in 2009.

Principals

Chelsea Lewis

Principal
Finance, Office Manager

Since joining our team in 2009, Chelsea has risen to become the firm’s Office Manager and Senior Financial Administrator. She became a Principal in 2018. Chelsea provides direct support to…

Since joining our team in 2009, Chelsea has risen to become the firm’s Office Manager and Senior Financial Administrator. She became a Principal in 2018. Chelsea provides direct support to the senior leadership team, including organizing office operations and procedures, supervising staff, designing filing systems, financial reporting, summarizing information and identifying trends, controlling correspondence, reviewing and approving supply requisitions, and maintaining office efficiency by assigning and monitoring clerical functions.

Chelsea has been responsible for implementing and training in Deltek Vision and Vantagepoint for the office for full cycle billing of all the firm’s projects, preparing payroll, accounts payable and receivable, day-to-day bookkeeping, and analytical reporting.

She is respected among her colleagues and peers and has been recognized for her dedication, technical know-how, and problem-solving abilities. When she is not running the office operations, Chelsea enjoys gardening, crocheting, and spending time with her partner, puppy, and two cats.

Jeremy Atkinson

M.A.Sc., P.Eng. | Principal
Senior Structural Engineer

Strong technical knowledge and interest in seismic design has established Jeremy as a technical leader at Kor where he has developed our in-house tools, software, and procedures. He is often…

Strong technical knowledge and interest in seismic design has established Jeremy as a technical leader at Kor where he has developed our in-house tools, software, and procedures. He is often called upon to advise on challenging projects, where he leverages his experience with conventional design and performance-based design to come up with practical solutions using rigorous nonlinear analysis techniques for peer review by world class experts on seismic design.

Shortly after completing his Master of Applied Science in Civil Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Jeremy joined our team as a project engineer in 2015 and has worked on over 40 residential and commercial high-rise projects in Canada and the United States, including the performance-based seismic design of multiple high-rises in Southern California.

He became a P.Eng. in 2018 and was made a Principal in 2020. He is licensed to practice in British Columbia and is currently in the process of registering with California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (Civil).

Kevin Wurmlinger

B.Eng., P.Eng. | Principal
Senior Structural Engineer

Kevin’s background in construction, beginning at an early age with his family’s construction business, along with his academic qualifications, have provided him with a thorough and practical application-based understanding of…

Kevin’s background in construction, beginning at an early age with his family’s construction business, along with his academic qualifications, have provided him with a thorough and practical application-based understanding of the construction industry and procedures. He has shared his concrete and wood-frame expertise on a wide variety of project types, including multi-residential and mixed-use commercial buildings ranging from low to high-rise towers.

As a Senior Structural Engineer and Project Manager, Kevin is involved in all stages of his projects from conceptual design through construction. He has extensive experience in structural design and review, consultant team coordination, drawing preparation, site reviews, as well as construction administration, which has continuously led to the successful delivery of his projects. Kevin was involved in developing and implementing Kor’s Organizational Quality Management system.

Kevin prides himself in his attention to detail and ability to create constructible, efficient solutions. He values his relationships with and is committed to providing exceptional and prompt service to, all clients, consultants, and contractors that he works with, aligning itself with the firm’s success.

Kevin joined the Kor team in 2001, earned his Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Lakehead University in 2005, and became a Principal in 2013. He is a registered Professional Engineer with EGBC.

Mark S. Bakhtavar

M.A.Sc., P.Eng. | Principal
Senior Structural Engineer

In his role as Senior Structural Engineer, Mark is one of our chief seismic design experts and has been involved in analysis and design of over 200 high-rise and mid-rise…

In his role as Senior Structural Engineer, Mark is one of our chief seismic design experts and has been involved in analysis and design of over 200 high-rise and mid-rise concrete structures in Western North America. Our clients value his proficiency in seismic design of high-rise concrete structures. He is also the quality control and independent review coordinator for many of our projects.

Notable projects that Mark has worked on include the Marquee in Irvine CA, the International Hotel and Tower in Vancouver BC, Burrard Place in Vancouver BC, and Hudson Place in Victoria BC.

Mark graduated from the University of British Columbia with his Master of Applied Science in Structural Engineering in 2000. He joined the Kor team in 1999 and became a Principal in 2016. He has been a registered Professional Engineer in province of British Columbia since 2004.

Michael Li

Principal
Senior Structural BIM Manager

As the Senior Structural BIM Manager at Kor Structural, Michael combines his expertise in computer coding with a deep understanding of building structures and his experience in civil and structural…

As the Senior Structural BIM Manager at Kor Structural, Michael combines his expertise in computer coding with a deep understanding of building structures and his experience in civil and structural engineering.

Michael has many years of experience as a structural technologist and has been fascinated with Revit and BIM since 2008. He enjoys working with the Kor BIM team and coming up with creative solutions for our clients.

Michael joined the Kor team in 2014 and became a Principal in 2015.

Rory Beirne

M.Eng., P.Eng. | Principal
Senior Structural Engineer

Rory is a Senior Structural Engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, including more than a decade of structural design experience. His background as a Carpenter,…

Rory is a Senior Structural Engineer with more than 15 years’ experience in the construction industry, including more than a decade of structural design experience. His background as a Carpenter, in conjunction with his experience as a Structural and Geotechnical Engineer, has allowed him to gain a unique skillset encompassing all aspects of construction from the ground up. His practical approach to design and construction management have resulting in innovative and efficient solutions to some of our more challenging structural projects.

As a structural expert at Kor, Rory has been involved in the design and project management of over 40 projects ranging from single family homes to our most notable high-rise towers. He has extensive experience with reinforced concrete high-rise structures along the Pacific Northwest, coupled with extensive experience in modular steel construction, mid to low-rise steel, and wood-frame developments.

Some of Rory’s recent significant projects include Station Square Sites 2, 3, 5 and 6 in Burnaby BC, Burrard Place in Vancouver BC, Gilmore Place in Burnaby BC, Kings Crossing in Burnaby BC, Addition in Vancouver BC, and The Royal at Mount Royal Village in Calgary AB.

Rory joined the Kor team in 2013 as an EIT and earned is P.Eng. in 2017. He was made a Principal in 2020 and is currently in the process of receiving his M.I.Struct.E. designation. Outside of the office you will find Rory balancing family life with his passion for downhill mountain biking, motocross, surfing, and snowboarding.

Simon Szarkiewicz

Principal
Senior Structural CAD Manager

Simon is one of the first managers at Kor Structural that our new hires turn to for training and learning how to set up and coordinate projects. He has more…

Simon is one of the first managers at Kor Structural that our new hires turn to for training and learning how to set up and coordinate projects. He has more than 15 years’ experience with residential, commercial, and industrial projects and is proficient in using a variety of materials with a specialty in concrete and tilt-up panel projects. Simon is valued among his colleagues and clients for his depth of knowledge and ability to inspire teams. He is recognized in the office as a mentor for several junior staff and a technical resource who consistently delivers exceptional service.

Notable projects that Simon has worked on include the Golden Ears Business Park in Pitt Meadows BC, Hensley Market Tower in Coquitlam BC, Transit Village in Surrey BC, and Musqueam Block F Parcel A in the University Endowment Lands.

Simon joined our firm in 2006, was made a Principal in 2013, and took on the role as the Senior Structural CAD Manager in 2020.

Vlado Goltes

Principal
Senior Structural Construction Manager

Vlado joined our team in 1999 and is the head site inspector at Kor Structural. He spends his time working closely with our clients and his primary focus is on…

Vlado joined our team in 1999 and is the head site inspector at Kor Structural. He spends his time working closely with our clients and his primary focus is on inspections and on-site problem solving.

Vlado brings a wealth of knowledge from his more than 30 years of experience in the construction industry from working as a structural technician, construction manager, and to managing today’s Kor field inspectors.

Management Advisors

John Bryson

M.Sc. (Structures) | Senior Structural Consultant

Over the past 45 years as a structural engineer, John Bryson is recognized in the construction industry for his influential roles in creative structural engineering and cost-effective design. He has…

Over the past 45 years as a structural engineer, John Bryson is recognized in the construction industry for his influential roles in creative structural engineering and cost-effective design.

He has designed hundreds of projects around the world including more than 200 high-rise residential buildings; 30 high-rise office buildings; 120 commercial and shopping centre type buildings; 150 wood-framed residential buildings; and more than 80 seismic upgrading projects.

John is also responsible for the structural design of several projects in the Western United States and Mexico, including several high-rise residential projects in San Diego, California, ranging in height from 25 to 50-storeys. John has also made seismic assessments of several buildings for the Canadian Embassy in Tokyo, Seoul, and New Delhi.

Clients appreciate John’s relentless commitment to premium client service and his focus to seek out innovative solutions to make marginal projects financially viable.

Kor Staff

Adrian Crowder

M.A.Sc., EIT | Structural EIT

Responsible for structural and preliminary design at Kor, Adrian combines his experience in seismic design and the latest in-house design tools to his work. He received his Bachelor of Civil…

Responsible for structural and preliminary design at Kor, Adrian combines his experience in seismic design and the latest in-house design tools to his work. He received his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from McMaster University in 2014. In 2016, he earned his Master of Applied Science in Earthquake Engineering from McMaster University and contributed to a research project to design a machine for experimental testing of buildings during earthquakes.

Ali Keshavarz

Structural BIM Technologist

Ali joined our firm in 2018 and brings over a decade of drafting and detailing experience to his role as a Structural BIM Technologist at Kor Structural.

Ali joined our firm in 2018 and brings over a decade of drafting and detailing experience to his role as a Structural BIM Technologist at Kor Structural.

Andréa Neuviale

M.Eng., EIT | Structural EIT

As a Structural EIT at Kor, Andréa lends her years of experience as a structural engineer in Paris where she worked on the Aéroports de Paris. She is currently working…

As a Structural EIT at Kor, Andréa lends her years of experience as a structural engineer in Paris where she worked on the Aéroports de Paris. She is currently working on her P.Eng. and applies her skill in concrete lateral design for both low-rise and high-rise structures to her projects.

Anne Chanter

Finance, Administrative Services

With nearly two decades of administrative and financial experience, Anne helps run the Kor office, routinely organizes staff events, and keeps us organized on the business side. Outside of the…

With nearly two decades of administrative and financial experience, Anne helps run the Kor office, routinely organizes staff events, and keeps us organized on the business side. Outside of the office, Anne enjoys skiing and boating with her friends and family.

Chris Ford

Senior Structural CAD Technologist

With more than 20 years drafting experience, Chris has worked on a number of large civil projects including the Golden Ears Bridge and the Sea to Sky Highway. As a…

With more than 20 years drafting experience, Chris has worked on a number of large civil projects including the Golden Ears Bridge and the Sea to Sky Highway. As a Senior Structural CAD Technologist, Chris works on drafting and construction coordination with clients and industry partners. When Chris is not in the office you can find him mountain biking and spending time with his family.

Conor Murtagh

B.A.Sc., Eng.L. | Senior Structural Designer

Conor is a specialist in multi-storey wood-frame design on the West Coast. He joined the Kor team in 2014 and has more than 15 years of experience working for firms…

Conor is a specialist in multi-storey wood-frame design on the West Coast. He joined the Kor team in 2014 and has more than 15 years of experience working for firms in Ireland, Australia, and Canada. He has successfully completed major projects in Canada and the US, while his extensive knowledge of wood design systems provides effective and innovative solutions. He balances his time in the office, at project sites, and with his dog, Kevin, who enjoys visiting the office.

Dan Warkentin

Structural Construction Inspector

Dan Warkentin is one of our structural construction inspectors where he lends his 10 years of experience as a steel placing foreman to structural site inspector. You will find him…

Dan Warkentin is one of our structural construction inspectors where he lends his 10 years of experience as a steel placing foreman to structural site inspector. You will find him visiting our client sites ensuring the construction meets design.

David Anderson

M.Eng., P.Eng. | Structural Engineer

David has practiced structural engineering in Australia, England, and Canada. He earned his Master of Civil Engineering from Queens University Belfast in 2011. As a Structural Engineer at Kor, David…

David has practiced structural engineering in Australia, England, and Canada. He earned his Master of Civil Engineering from Queens University Belfast in 2011. As a Structural Engineer at Kor, David lends his expertise in reinforced concrete and gravity design.

Griffin Dow

B.A.Sc., EIT | Structural EIT

Griffin joined our team as a Structural EIT in 2018 after graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from McMaster University. Outside of the office he enjoys hiking and one…

Griffin joined our team as a Structural EIT in 2018 after graduating with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering from McMaster University. Outside of the office he enjoys hiking and one time he climbed 37 mountains in three months! He still enjoys running and climbing in the mountains, and he can often be found trailing around Northern BC in his retrofitted camper van when he is not detailing high-rise mixed-use buildings.

Henry H.C. Xu

M.A.Sc., EIT | Structural EIT

As part of our Structural EIT team, Henry is well-versed in seismic design of RC tall buildings and numerical modeling including ETABS, SAFE, Perform3D, and OpenSees. In 2017, he completed…

As part of our Structural EIT team, Henry is well-versed in seismic design of RC tall buildings and numerical modeling including ETABS, SAFE, Perform3D, and OpenSees. In 2017, he completed the Master of Applied Science Program in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at the University of British Columbia. He is an active member of EGBC and SEABC.

Ian Lalonde

Internal Systems Manager

Ian joined Kor in 2020 as the firm’s Internal Systems Manager. Ian is responsible for all the back-office IT and technology that keeps all our project work running smoothly.  …

Ian joined Kor in 2020 as the firm’s Internal Systems Manager. Ian is responsible for all the back-office IT and technology that keeps all our project work running smoothly.  

John McPherson

Senior Structural CAD Technologist

John is one of our most experienced Structural CAD Technologists with over 45 years experience of structural drafting in civic, institutional, commercial, and multi-residential projects.

John is one of our most experienced Structural CAD Technologists with over 45 years experience of structural drafting in civic, institutional, commercial, and multi-residential projects.

Ken Rodgers

Structural Construction Inspector

Ken joined the Kor team in 2013 and has more than 30 years of construction experience. He is particularly knowledgeable with the design of wood-frame, HSS steel, and reinforced concrete.

Ken joined the Kor team in 2013 and has more than 30 years of construction experience. He is particularly knowledgeable with the design of wood-frame, HSS steel, and reinforced concrete.

Li Chen

Structural CAD Technologist

Li brings over 20 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering to every project in her role as a Structural CAD Technologist. Her specialties include 2D drawings and 3D modeling…

Li brings over 20 years’ experience in civil and structural engineering to every project in her role as a Structural CAD Technologist. Her specialties include 2D drawings and 3D modeling using the latest software technology. As a registered structural engineer in China, Li is also fluent in Mandarin and Cantonese.

Linda Kassendy

Reception, Administrative Services

Linda is the first member of the Kor team to greet you when you visit our office. With over 30 years of administrative and technical experience, she also provides daily…

Linda is the first member of the Kor team to greet you when you visit our office. With over 30 years of administrative and technical experience, she also provides daily support for running the smooth operations at the office.

Lindsay Finnigan

Senior Structural BIM Technologist

Lindsay brings more than 28 years of experience to her role as a Senior Structural BIM Technologist at Kor Structural. Outside of work she enjoys running trails and traveling.

Lindsay brings more than 28 years of experience to her role as a Senior Structural BIM Technologist at Kor Structural. Outside of work she enjoys running trails and traveling.

Mathieu Henry

B.A.Sc., EIT | Structural EIT

Since earning his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Matt joined the Kor team as a Structural EIT in 2020 and is currently working towards his…

Since earning his Bachelor of Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia, Matt joined the Kor team as a Structural EIT in 2020 and is currently working towards his P.Eng. He is experienced with wood-frame design of residential and commercial buildings, as well as using BIM modeling tools for efficient design and collaboration.

Michael Mousa

Senior Structural BIM Technologist

Michael joined our team in 2016 as a Senior Structural BIM Technician. In 2005 he earned a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Cairo University, Egypt. He lends his expertise in…

Michael joined our team in 2016 as a Senior Structural BIM Technician. In 2005 he earned a Bachelor of Engineering Science from Cairo University, Egypt. He lends his expertise in Revit 3D structural modeling and experience in concrete residential projects to every project.

Nelson Yu

Structural CAD Technologist

Nelson joined the Kor team in 2015 as a Structural CAD Technologist and brings more than 10 years of structural drafting and design experience to every project. Outside of work…

Nelson joined the Kor team in 2015 as a Structural CAD Technologist and brings more than 10 years of structural drafting and design experience to every project. Outside of work he enjoys going snowboarding, hiking, and spending time with his family and friends.

Omar Alcazar Pastrana

M.A.Sc., EIT | Structural EIT

As a Structural EIT at Kor, Omar is involved in all stages of each project he works on and is licensed to practice in Mexico. Since completing the Master of…

As a Structural EIT at Kor, Omar is involved in all stages of each project he works on and is licensed to practice in Mexico. Since completing the Master of Applied Science Program in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at the University of British Columbia, Omar is well-versed in structural and seismic design of concrete structures.

Ramprasanth Angappan Murugavel

M.Eng., EIT | Structural EIT

As a Structural EIT, Ram lends his experience in ETABS modelling and reinforced concrete building design to the Kor Structural design team. He completed the Master of Applied Science Program…

As a Structural EIT, Ram lends his experience in ETABS modelling and reinforced concrete building design to the Kor Structural design team. He completed the Master of Applied Science Program in Structural and Earthquake Engineering at the University of British Columbia in 2018.

Sadi Ghaffari

Structural CAD Technologist

Sadi brings over 15 years of drafting and design experience and a thorough knowledge of steel and concrete design to his role as Structural CAD Technologist at Kor Structural. In…

Sadi brings over 15 years of drafting and design experience and a thorough knowledge of steel and concrete design to his role as Structural CAD Technologist at Kor Structural. In 2013, Sadi earned his Bachelor in Civil Engineering from Azad University of Yasouj in Iran. He joined our team in 2017.

Serban Acosti

Structural BIM Technologist

Serban brings more than 25 years of project coordination and structural drafting experience to his role as a Structural BIM Technologist at Kor. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from…

Serban brings more than 25 years of project coordination and structural drafting experience to his role as a Structural BIM Technologist at Kor. He earned his Bachelor of Engineering from the Technical University of Iasi in Iasi, Romania, in 1991. Dedicated to continuous professional growth, Serban completed the drafting program at Vancouver Community College in 2002.

Stephanie Zheng

Senior Structural BIM Technologist

Stephanie is one of our Senior Structural BIM Technologists and brings nearly a decade of drafting and design experience to each project as well as specialized 3D modeling expertise for…

Stephanie is one of our Senior Structural BIM Technologists and brings nearly a decade of drafting and design experience to each project as well as specialized 3D modeling expertise for concrete and steel frame structures. She received a Bachelor of Engineering from the South China University of Technology in 1995 and a Diploma of Structural and Architectural Drafting Technician from Vancouver Community College in 2016 before joining our team in 2016.