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Malcolm Cairns

Principal & Owner

The mastermind behind Parallel, Malcolm founded the firm in 2000 and brings more than 25 years of experience as an Architectural Technologist to his long list of satisfied clients. Malcolm is known for his unique ability to balance technology, design and creativity along with his passion for energy efficient buildings. (In his spare time he seeks outdoor adventure through cycling and motorcycle trips.)

  • Bachelor of Technology in Architectural Design from Ryerson Polytechnic University
  • BC Building Code Parts 3 & 9, from British Columbia Institute of Technology  (BCIT)
  • Revit Certificate from BCIT
  • Passive House Training
  • Certified Energy Advisor through Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC
  • Current: Chair of ABT program advisory committee at BCIT
  • Former: Architectural Technologist rep at AIBC council
  • Former: Chair at admissions committee at AIBC
  • Former: Architectural Technologist representative at AIBC registration board