Teeple Architects Announces New Leadership Team

Teeple Architects has announced five new principals: Richard Lai, Myles Craig, Tomer Diamant, Avery Guthrie and Wes Wilson. These internal leaders join founder Stephen Teeple, and Chris Radigan in managing the practice.

According to Stephen Teeple, “We’re incredibly proud to formally acknowledge the talent within our studio. Each new principal has been of utmost importance to the practice — not only by enhancing our capabilities and the quality of our work, but also the manner in which they have strengthened and evolved our culture and client service. Their collective ideas and leadership are invaluable as we look toward the future.”

Richard Lai has over 30 years of architectural design experience in Canada, New Zealand, and England. His expertise includes both design and management in a variety of building types and scales including residential, institutional, educational, commercial, healthcare, and cultural projects. Richard has a particularly strong background in library design and programming expertise in complex building detailing, building code and life safety compliance, and the renovation and expansion of existing structures.

Myles Craig is passionate about precise detailing and working with owners, consultants, construction managers, contractors, builders, and trades to effectively integrate state-of-the-art building systems into. Myles’s portfolio of practice is equally balanced between major institutional projects, including labs and educational facilities and the mid high-rise residential sector.

Since joining the firm in 2008, Tomer Diamant has helped guide the design and realization of numerous projects in higher education, performing arts, housing and mixed-use development. He brings a strong design and technical force to the office and approaches each project with a pragmatic and collaborative spirit.

Avery Guthrie has been based in Vancouver since 2017 and is dedicated to coordinating Teeple’s projects in British Columbia. She has played key roles in managing a range of high profile projects in addition to managing the firm’s successful pursuit of a number of prominent public and private sector commissions. Her interests and expertise range from master planning and facilities planning to detailed building execution.

Wes Wilson has extensive professional experience in conceptual and technical design development, project and systems coordination, contract documentation, specification development and site administration. His blend of design acumen and technical expertise makes him a well-rounded contributor to the practice.