Paul Fast


“Architecture is inherently philosophical and yet relentlessly pragmatic. Somewhere in the middle, it defines how we work, play, and find delight in this world. That’s the good stuff.”

Paul is interested in creating architecture that helps to define a strong regional identity. His work is focused on reconnecting people to their environments through the considered use of material, form, space, and light.

As a Principal, Paul enjoys the initial stages of concept design when site, user, and program are defined. His careful consideration of these critical decisions helps shape the outcome of the design and building process. Paul believes transformative change can happen at any scale, and has led projects ranging from a children’s playhouse to a complex, $160M community recreation centre. Paul finds particular delight in discovering and working in new communities throughout the province (big and small).

He has led several of our Tilt initiatives including the IDSwest stage design, Coal Harbour Deck concept and the #MoreAwesomeNow Laneway Activation.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geography and a Masters of Architecture from the University of British Columbia and gained experience abroad in Switzerland and Russia, where he designed an orphanage for a non-profit group. When not architecting, he can be found exploring the remotest regions of British Columbia, or hanging out at the cabin with his wife and three boys.