Crispin Howes

Principal, Feature Structures

P.Eng, BASc.

An approach to engineering balancing research and innovation with pragmatic application has been a key theme throughout Crispin’s career spanning more than 20 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, along with managing the firm’s complex geometry thinktank, the Studio for Progressive Modeling. With Erakovic Engineering, Crispin collaborated 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 participated in code committees for wood construction and by giving presentations on complex architectural geometry and BIM integration.

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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