principal // architect aibc
Qi, Wan, Architect AIBC, had over 26 years of experience with Joe Y. Wai Architecture, Inc., under the firm’s late principal, Joe Y. Wai, before acquiring the firm in 2016. Wan Qi earned her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Southeast University in China. She continued her studies and worked in Paris where she attained her Architect’s designation of DPLG. Upon immigrating to Canada in 1989, and subsequently interning with Joe Y. Wai’s firm, she registered with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. She is now principal of the firm, JYW Architecture Inc., and carries on the grand Ho-Ho lunch tradition with her staff.
Rachel Mai, Architect AIBC, received her Bachelor of Architecture degree from the South China University of Technology in 1999. Upon immigrating to Vancouver, B.C., Rachel interned with Joe Y. Wai Architect, Inc., subsequently registering with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese. Her calming smile, along with her experience in Design Development, Contract Administration, and considerable knowledge of the everyday architectural process combine to make Rachel a highly valued member of our Team
Peter Tang, Technologist, holds a Master of Architecture degree from Tunghai University and is a registered architect in Taiwan. Upon immigrating to Canada in 2004, Peter initially worked as a carpenter. He attained invaluable experience in construction; in particular, working with wood-frame buildings. He contributes to our Team with his knowledge of architectural documentation and Revit problem-solving skills.
Guoqing Wang, Designer, received his Master of Architecture degree from Delft University of Technology in Delft, Netherlands in 2008. He joined us in November 2017, bringing diverse urban planning, interior design and international architectural experience to our Team. He is an active member of our design team, while earning experience in different areas of our architectural practice. Guoqing is preparing for registration with the Architectural Institute of British Columbia.
Marilyn Mortimer-Lamb, Administrator, has had over 26 years of experience as Administrative Assistant to Joe Y. Wai, principal of Joe Y. Wai Architect, Inc. and is now a part of the JYW Architecture Inc. Team. Her experience includes: assisting in Contract Administration; editing documents, proposals, architectural drawings and specifications; as well as providing general assistance to the three architectural firms within our office.