Joost BakkerBA, BArch, Architect | Partner, DIALOG

Through more than 40 years of professional practice Joost has focused on innovative and award-winning urban design, mixed-use, residential, institutional and cultural projects. His experience lies in integrated design, strategic management practices and hands-on team-based leadership. Major projects include the Shipyards in North Vancouver, BC, Quest University in Squamish, BC, the major addition and renovation of the CBC Vancouver Headquarters, the BCIT Gateway Building, the AMS Nest at the University of British Columbia, and the West Vancouver Police Services and Municipal Hall. His work has received numerous design awards including a Governor General’s medal for Richmond City Hall.

Joost is the coauthor of the internationally-recognized redevelopment of Granville Island in Vancouver. Locally, Joost contributes to the vitality of the City of Vancouver. He is active in the arts, having recently completed the Royal Canadian Navy Monument in Ottawa, and has mentored at the UBC School of Architecture. Joost is a Founding Pillar and first president of the Vancouver Heritage Foundation, past president of the Contemporary Art Gallery and has sat on numerous civic boards and commissions. Joost is currently on the Board of the Western Front and on the Building Committee for the new Vancouver Art Gallery.

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