Principal and founding partner of Vancouver-based Integra Architecture, Duane Siegrist is a graduate of the University of Oregon School of Architecture, educated as an urban designer with a strong background in engineering skills. His current design work includes a wide variety of notable projects ranging from multi-family residential concrete buildings, high-rise construction, wood-frame construction, senior assisted living and care facilities to mixed use retail/office projects. Duane has also enjoyed finding innovative design solutions for several societies that focus on special needs housing and community centres. His work history also includes extending his accomplished expertise and unique design skills to China, where he also previously worked with Dale to maintain an office. Whether locally, nationally or internationally, Duane builds solid lasting relationships with clients and developers, thriving on the benefits of working closely with contractors to create memorable crafted projects. Despite the demands of a busy firm, Duane finds time to share his knowledge and experience through educating, mentoring and assisting young architects to enhance positive development within the profession. Active as an architect in Alberta, Nova Scotia and locally at the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, Duane is a member of their Regulatory Coordination Committee and has been nominated to several local advisory design panels, providing advice to planning departments as well as helping improve building regulations and the practice of architecture.
Dale Staples is a partner and a principal of Integra Architecture and has been a registered architect since 1992. Upon completion of BCIT's Building Construction Technology program, Dale attended the Technical University of Nova Scotia in Halifax, where he earned his BArch in Architecture and Environmental Design. Dale works extensively in multi-family residential and mixed-use projects. From design, working drawings and detailing, to construction administration, he remains thoroughly engaged in the process. As a member of Advisory Design Panel for City of Surrey he provides advice about proposed public and private development, and new urban design policy.