What I’m passionate about:

#woodworking #hiking #painting #organicarchitecture

I’m inspired by:

Human ingenuity.

When I’m not working, you can find me:

Tinkering on something in the shed or exploring the North Shore mountains.

Skill set unmastered:

A second language and welding. 

Favourite podcasts:

Omnibus, Reply All, CANADALAND, Making Sense, Very Bad Wizards, This American Life 

Technologist

Oliver Johnson

I grew up:

In Vancouver.

Education:

Bachelor of Architectural Science, BCIT

I’m drawn to design because:

Of the satisfaction of combining form and function.

I’m most excited in architecture today about:

The convergence between sustainability, parametric design and prefabrication.

Favorite space:

My backyard and studio. It’s a work in progress that provides me with a space to unwind and also serves as an outlet for projects I want to try.

Preferred era in architecture:

I’ve got a soft spot for Art Deco’s combination of the industrial and the classical, and the Marine Building is one of my favorite buildings in Vancouver. 

A space that has affected me:

The Sagrada Familia. Walking around inside, even with hundreds of people around, it was a powerful space to experience. 

Material that excites me:

Engineered mass timber, terracotta and stainless steel. 

I chose Vancouver because:

It has a bit of everything, and even though I’ve lived here most of my life it feels like there are still many things yet to explore. 

Dream commission:

An art gallery or museum. 

I’m inspired by:

Human ingenuity.

When I’m not working, you can find me:

Tinkering on something in the shed or exploring the North Shore mountains.

Skill set unmastered:

A second language and welding. 

Favourite podcasts:

Omnibus, Reply All, CANADALAND, Making Sense, Very Bad Wizards, This American Life 

What I’m passionate about:

#woodworking #hiking #painting #organicarchitecture