C.C. Yao

PhD, P.Eng., Struct.Eng. | Principal
C.C. has been involved in the engineering design of many architecturally demanding as well as technically challenging projects.
He graduated from Tong Ji University in China, holds a PhD from the University of British Columbia and has been with RJC since 1994. His theoretical background is particularly valuable in the design of complex structures.
C.C. is recognized for his ability to develop creative solutions in structural design. Evidence of his innovative thinking can be seen in projects such as the UBC Student Union Building, Shuter Dream Factory, Hillcrest Olympic Centre, UBC Faculty of Law, UBC Biodiversity Research Centre, New Oshawa Recreation Centre, Gastown Parkades and the award-winning Telus Atrium, Walnut Grove and Poirier Aquatic Centres. C.C.'s latest award-winning project is Linear House on Saltspring Island, BC.

Professional Affiliations

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (EGBC)
  • Vancouver Urban Design Panel
"Externally, RJC strives to help create safe, functional, economical, aesthetic and sustainable environments. Internally, the firm fosters, encourages and inspires creativity and diligence. One can excel and achieve self-fulfillment if he or she resonates with it."
~ C.C. Yao, RJC | Vancouver