Darren enjoys collaborating with clients to develop innovative solutions in the face of design and construction challenges. His experiences include the design of commercial buildings, shopping centres, residential high-rise projects and transit facilities. As well, Darren has over 25 years of experience in the design of many award-winning parking structures. He became a Project Engineer in 2000, an Associate in 2009 and Chair of the CSA S413 Committee in 2020.
After graduating from the University of Toronto in 1991, Darren was awarded a National Sciences and Engineering Research Council Scholarship to pursue post-graduate experimental research work on pre-cast concrete with the Canadian Portland Cement Association (CPCA). Darren joined RJC in 1994 after completing his research work and graduating with a Master’s of Applied Science.
Darren started at RJC Toronto with the Building Science and Restoration team and has worked for the Structural Engineering team since 1995, most recently on the design and contract administration of new parking and transit facilities. After completing five large parking facilities for Metrolinx at the Burlington, Whitby, Erindale, Ajax and Clarkson GO Stations, Darren moved on to lead contract administration of the Union Station Train Shed Roof Revitalization Project and the Laird, Leaside, and Mt Pleasant LRT stations on the Eglinton Crosstown project.
In Darren's parking project portfolio, the Erindale GO Station work was not only one of the larger projects with a capacity of almost 1500 cars, but it was also highly intricate, involving a complete station redesign and LEED® NC Silver designation. Darren makes sure that design and construction challenges are faced with creative and practical solutions that meet the client’s needs and goals.