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CEI’s Scott Chatterton to speak at annual Revit Technology Conference

CEI’s BIM and Quality Control Manager Scott Chatterton will be presenting at the 5th North American Revit Technology Conference taking place July 23-25 in Washington, DC. The event provides individuals in the architecture, engineering, and construction industry with the opportunity to gain valuable insight into the latest trends and technologies in Building Information Modelling.

Utilizing the lessons learned over a 25-year career in the AEC industry, Scott will share tips for managing models and the people who create them. His session, ‘10 Ways to be an Outstanding BIM Manager,’ begins at 10:45 AM on Friday, July 24.

Registration for the conference is currently open, and tickets can be purchased here.



100 lbs. lighter!


Staff, friends, and family of CEI Architecture had a great time at the annual Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup on Saturday, March 28, collecting over 100 pounds of garbage from Stanley Park’s 3rd Beach!

The event, a conservation initiative of the Vancouver Aquarium and the World Wildlife Fund, sees over 50,000 Canadians doing their part to tackle litter and aquatic debris for the country’s shorelines.

To learn more about this valuable event and how you can get involved year-round, please visit the Shoreline Cleanup website.



CEI Event: Shoreline Cleanup on March 28

CEI’s Make a Difference endeavour for March is the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup. We will be at 3rd Beach in Stanley Park Saturday morning, and would love to have as many helpers as possible! Come on out to this family friendly event. RSVP to Diane Byrne at We hope to see you there.

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CEI’s Scott Chatterton chosen as Autodesk Expert Elite

CEI staff portraitsScott Chatterton, CEI’s BIM and quality control manager, has been named to the Autodesk Expert Elite program, recognizing his expertise and leadership with the technology over the past several years.

The Autodesk Expert Elite program was created to recognize users who have contributed a significant amount of time, knowledge, and assistance to the Autodesk customer support community. They look for people with a strong sense of leadership and an engaging style of collaboration. Scott is one of just 130 members, from 20 countries around the world.

As CEI’s BIM and quality control expert, Scott led the redevelopment of CEIQ, our quality control and project management procedures. He also contributes to many of our projects, helping coordinate the use of Revit among the entire design and construction team.

Congratulations Scott!



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CEI’s BIM guru to speak at CCO Workshop

CEI’s Scott Chatteron will be presenting at the 14th Annual Consultant, Contractor and Owner Workshop, hosted by the Southern Interior Construction Association on February 6. The annual Kelowna event is an opportunity for individuals in the construction and procurement process to network, exchange ideas, and hear industry updates and best practices.

Scott will be speaking on utilizing new technologies, such as Building Information Models and “the Cloud,” for all phases of the construction process.

Registration for the event remains open at, and all participants are encouraged to attend Scott’s afternoon session, “Construction Tech: BIM, Smart Apps.”

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New William Griffin Recreation Centre presented to community

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A Public Information Meeting was held in the District of North Vancouver on January 22 to present and gather plans for the new William Griffin Community Recreation Centre to the community and gather feedback on the design.

The meeting was well attended, with 87 people present to hear what CEI Architecture’s Mark Hentze, Sid Johnson, and representatives from the District of North Vancouver and North Vancouver Recreation Commission (NVRC) had to share about the project.

Of particular interest to the community were the plans to rehabilitate the riparian zone to the west of the building, along Mosquito Creek. The building will also be targeting LEED Gold certification with a number of sustainability features.

The building, targeting LEED Gold, will include NVRC Administration offices; aquatics space including a 25 metre pool, leisure pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and change rooms; program areas for seniors, youth, and preschool; community kitchen; multi-purpose rooms; rental meeting space; arts and crafts areas; fitness areas including an activity studio, full-sized gymnasium, weight room, stretching room, and fitness studio; and squash courts.

The existing facility closed on December 31, 2013 and demolition is planned to begin in March. Construction will start this summer, with a tentative opening targeted for early in 2016.



CEI team members to speak on Transformational Learning Environments

“Form follows function. It seems obvious but it is often fogotten: Teaching and learning should shape the building, not vice versa.”

-The Third Teacher, 2010

On February 5th, North Shore residents are invited to attend  the Mulgrave Speaker Series on Transformational Learning Environments. CEI Partners Rod Windjack and John Scott, Associate Mark Koropecky, and Brad Ovenell-Carter, Director of Educational Technologies at Mulgrave School, will discuss the latest research influencing innovation in architecture and design in K-12 educational facilities. The session will highlight how interior spaces and features of the new Senior School Addition will impact learning for Mulgrave students.

The session takes place at Mulgrave School from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and interested guests may RSVP for the event here.



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CEI architect Mary Chow on social media and community engagement

Mary Chow, a CEI architect and associate, recently returned from Europe after being invited to speak at the International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities (IAKS) Congress in Cologne, Germany and The Association for International Sports for All (TAFISA) Congress in Enschede, Netherlands. The topic of her presentation was Using Social Media to Engage Communities.

Social media is an evolving and fast-growing trend that has considerable influence on the way individuals connect and communicate with each other. Mary was able to share how this form of communication has positively impacted projects at CEI, such as the Richmond City Centre Community Centre, and how we have been able to use social media tools to reach out to communities to generate support and interest in new projects and programs.

IAKS is a non-profit organization devoted to the development of sports and leisure facilities throughout the world. This year’s congress focused on current global trends for facility construction and included speakers from around the world.

TAFISA was founded in the 1960s as a gathering of international personalities and leaders interested and working in the field of sport. The main theme of the TAFISA Congress was “Sustainability and Sport for All–New Learning and Understandings.” International speakers from sports backgrounds presented ideas that encouraged the propagation and sustainability of sports in communities.




Conrad Boychuk joins jury at IAKS Congress

In July, CEI’s Conrad Boychuk traveled to Cologne as a jury member for the Exemplary Awards for Sports and Leisure Facility and the Students and Young Professionals Design Competition. These award programs, sponsored by the International Olympic Committee, the International Paralympic Committee, and the IAKS, brought together over 97 submissions from around the world.

The awards were presented at the IAKS Congress held in Cologne in October. Conrad was also involved in the congress, chairing with Austria’s Karin Schwarz-Viechtbauer the feature session dealing with 6 of the award winning submission.