Chris Van Dongen
B. Arch Sc., LEED® AP
Associate, Building Envelope Specialist
Areas of Focus
- Advanced Performance Analysis
- Building Envelope
- Tall Building Design
Chris is a LEED-accredited professional with a specialty in Building Science. He brings his 11 years of sustainable design expertise to a wide range of work in the institutional, residential and commercial sectors, with a focus on roofing and building envelope renewal. He has participated in all phases of project delivery, from initial assessment of existing building components and conditions to design development and construction specification and contract administration.
Chris’ interest areas include adaptive reuse of existing facilities for long-term renewal of building envelope systems and implementation of innovative, durable and sustainable cladding materials to improve building envelope performance. In his building restoration work, Chris advocates for the use of modern building envelope design techniques, including advanced investigation and modeling tools.
Chris has extensive experience performing building condition assessments, with a focus on investigating the condition of roofing, windows, flashing, sealants and existing cladding elements such as brick and stone masonry.
As an associate and a building envelope specialist, Chris has contributed to the restoration of several high profile historical buildings including the Daniels School of Architecture at the University of Toronto, and the granite stone façade of the South Street Train Station in Boston, Massachusetts.