HDR names new design leads in two studios

Wednesday, November 17, 2021

Peter Duckworth-Pilkington joins HDR as sustainable design lead and Jason Heinrich as building performance lead.

Both will augment HDR’s ongoing sustainable design initiatives by supporting individual project teams across Canada to “design in” sustainable performance and achieve design excellence from project inception to hand-over. They will also serve as trusted sustainability advisors to clients.

Duckworth-Pilkington’s 25 years of award-winning experience includes a wide range of sustainable architecture projects from an “off the grid” townhouse development to his own green roof low-energy laneway house to a South African community library built from discarded shipping containers.

He has overseen the design of more than 20 LEED schools, community centres, libraries, sport venues, university buildings, and high-rise mixed-use developments. At larger scales, his experience includes delivering sustainable design standards, campus plans and even the design of a new urban precinct integrated into a re-naturalized flood resilient river delta.

Heinrich’s 10 years of experience is split between mechanical engineering and architecture, with a portfolio of projects that includes institutional and commercial buildings as well as larger district energy infrastructure projects and hospital campus energy planning.

He has led two award-winning competition entries for the Architecture at Zero Competition and his graduate thesis project at the University of British Columbia (UBC) was also selected for a Lafarge Holcim Next Generation Sustainability Award. In addition to his responsibilities at HDR, Heinrich is an adjunct professor at UBC where he teaches parametric design with an emphasis on analysis and optimization.

Duckworth-Pilkington is based in HDR’s Toronto studio, while Heinrich is based in the firm’s Vancouver design studio.


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