ABOUT

Workshop Engineers was founded on the premise that an intelligent structural design does more than just facilitate construction but enhances collaboration and the building project. Close attention to detail and a strong connection to the material and process can be the difference between an ordinary design and excellence.

 

We start each project without predetermined constraints on the structural system and find joy in working closely with the architect and design team to identify the best direction for each project.

 

With a broad range of past project experience encompassing all major building materials including mass timber, Workshop Engineers are primed to be a strong contributor to any design team seeking to create an outstanding solution.


As friendly and approachable structural engineers, we understand the importance of communication and teamwork in the design process. We pride ourselves in being hands-on professionals that provide ongoing support through all phases of design and construction. No matter the scale, we treat each of our clients and projects with care.


Based on Vancouver Island, on the ancestral and traditional territories of the W̱SÁNEĆ first nations, we offer structural engineering services throughout British Columbia, the Pacific Northwest, and wherever else the projects take us.

DAVIN LEWIS, P.ENG., P.E. PARTNER

With experience on projects ranging from small artwork installations and single-family residences to large civic, commercial, and tall timber buildings, Davin has developed a versatile knowledge of structural engineering that integrates multiple disciplines through a truly collaborative design process.

Davin spent his formative years on beautiful Vancouver Island and earned an Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology in Victoria, BC. He then received a B.A.Sc. with Distinction in Civil Engineering with a focus on structures from UBC in 2012.

 

Prior to and while attending university, Davin worked as a carpenter building homes from the ground up. With this experience in tow he brings a hands-on, thoughtful approach to even the most adventurous designs.

Previously the founding office leader for Fast + Epp’s Seattle branch office, Davin created Workshop Engineers with Thomas in 2020. He is a licensed engineer in British Columbia, Ohio, Washington State, and the District of Columbia.

When not engineering Davin can be found out biking on the nearby Trans Canada Trail or creating small woodworking projects with his 4-year-old daughter.

THOMAS DUKE, P.ENG. | PARTNER

Thomas has a passion for physics and the built environment. He moved to Canada from Oregon in 2009 to study structural engineering at the University of British Columbia. Since graduating, Thomas has gained valuable design experience working with several structural design consultancies in Vancouver, BC. 

Most recently, Thomas spent four years working at Fast + Epp Structural Engineers. There, Thomas had the opportunity to work on a wide variety of architecturally expressive projects including custom homes,  libraries, hospitals and commercial buildings of steel, concrete, and timber construction.

 

Thomas is a personable engineer who enjoys collaborating and approaching structural design with a creative and open mind. He always brings a positive attitude and fresh thinking to any design team.

 

In 2020 Thomas became a founding partner of Workshop Engineers. 

Outside of the office Thomas enjoys fly fishing for steelhead, rafting, skiing, vintage cars and hiking with his dog. He  spends as many nights sleeping in his tent as he can.

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