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Crispin Howes

BASc, P.Eng


An approach to engineering balancing research and innovation with pragmatic application has been a theme throughout Crispin’s career, spanning more than 25 years. Explorations employing this unique approach have yielded iconic structures developed through deep collaboration with world-class architects, designers, developers, and fabricators.

Crispin’s journey of engineering exploration began at the University of Waterloo and flourished with 15 years at the legendary Canadian firm Yolles Partnership. With Yolles, Crispin advanced to the role of Senior Associate and delivered some of the firm’s highest-profile and most ambitious projects. This role included leading initiatives in Building Information Modeling (BIM) and wood construction and managing the firm’s complex geometry think tank, the Studio for Progressive Modeling. With PICCO Structures, Crispin collaborates further with fabricators to develop leading-edge construction methods to deliver highly buildable solutions. Beyond roles within these firms, Crispin has contributed to the overall knowledge base of the AEC industry by participating in code committees for wood construction and by giving presentations on complex architectural geometry and BIM integration.

Crispin Howes

Notable Projects

  • Canadian Museum for Human Rights, Winnipeg, MB

  • Etihad Museum, Dubai, UAE

  • Ismaili Centre (Glass Roof), Toronto, ON

  • Leslie L. Dan Pharmacy Building, University of Toronto, ON

  • The Shops at Crystals at CityCentre, Las Vegas, NY

*Projects delivered prior to joining PICCO

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