Quartek has a full-time staff of 35-40, which includes professional engineers and engineers-in-training, registered architects and OAAAS Licenced Technologists, registered interior designer, and professional urban planners.

Our design team is supported by technicians and technologists with extensive experience in Computer-Aided Design (CAD), computer modeling and project management. From a resource perspective, we are Niagara’s largest multi-disciplined Architectural & Engineering design firm.

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P. Eng.
Doug has been a principal of the firm since 1992. After leading the civil/municipal engineering group for 20+ years, he assumed the role of President in November 2015. Doug has 42 years experience in management, design, approvals and contract administration for private development and municipal infrastructure projects. He has prepared servicing studies, drainage reports, and sewer studies, and has experience in surveying and soils testing. He has considerable expertise in linear infrastructure, development engineering, stormwater management, irrigation, watermain network analysis, pumping station design, and multi-disciplined project management.

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OAA, B. Arch., MRAIC, Director of Corporate Development
Robert has been a principal of the firm since he joined in 1998, coming from a partnership with Stan Butcherd in Port Colborne. He contributes 29 years of practical experience in design, construction, contract administration, and business management in the architectural profession. He also brings to the team a broad background in art/technology composition, computer-aided design, and other related skills adaptive to successfully conveying ideas and spatial concepts to a broad range of clientele. His experience includes feasibility studies, space analysis, schematic planning, scheduling, graphics, signage, and interior & landscape design over a wide spectrum of building projects, particularly in office, commercial, industrial, hospital, government, institutional, and hospitality/tourism categories.


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OAA, M. Arch., B. Arch. Managing Architect, Associate

Sam has been a valuable member of Quartek since 2003, engaging with diverse clients and project types. He excels in clear communication with owners and collaboration with all disciplines from the early schematic design stage to construction completion. His involvement spans a wide range of architectural projects, including commercial, financial, recreational, educational, and civic building types. As Managing Architect, Sam leads the architectural discipline group, overseeing business development, work allocation, and overall accountability for project delivery, efficiency, and quality of work. Sam works closely with the architectural and engineering team, ensuring team dynamics and mentoring junior staff.


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ARCHITECTNicholas Yamich

OAA, B. Arch. Sc., M. Arch. Architect, Associate

Nick officially joined the Quartek team in 2010, as an intern architect. He oversees the entire design process and construction of a project, with experience in commercial, institutional, multi-storey residential, and medical renovation projects. He is involved in projects from the early planning/schematic phase through construction documentation and contract administration. Nick is also adept at three-dimensional modeling and detailing, allowing for considered designs that meet and exceed, the owner’s needs and expectations. Nick values open communication with the client and Quartek’s planning and engineering teams throughout the project, which ensures a seamless transition through the various approvals, procurement, and construction processes.

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ARCHITECTMatthew Trendota


Matthew’s 10+ years of experience in architecture is complemented by a strong foundation developed while working as a carpenter. As an Architect, Matthew has completed numerous successful and award-winning projects in the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba, and Alberta. His extensive experience includes multifamily residential, mixed-use, medical, commercial, hospitality, industrial, and institutional projects. Matthew’s role at Quartek is both as architect and project manager. Matthew works closely with the planning department during the conceptual site design phases and leads projects through the subsequent building design, technical drawings, and construction phases.

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M.Arch., B.A.S.

Jimmy, who had previously completed several successful summer internships with Quartek, officially became a member of the Architectural team in 2021 as an Intern Architect. He has since worked in close collaboration with our architects and project managers on a range of projects, from the early planning and schematic phase to construction documentation and contract administration. His portfolio includes a diverse mix of civic, institutional, and hospitality/tourism projects. His ability to develop creative design solutions for projects with unique constraints has impressed clients. Of particular note is his exceptional work on the ongoing renovations of the Woodland Cultural Centre, one of Canada’s oldest and longest-running residential schools. In addition to his design capabilities, Jimmy’s expertise in three-dimensional modeling and rendering has enabled him to produce photorealistic images, giving clients a better visualization of their projects. His contribution adds significant value to the team.

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Michael has 30+ years of project management, design development, construction documentation, field review, and drafting experience. Prior to joining Quartek in 2006, Michael worked with Baker and Elmes Architects, Flemming and Baker Architects, and Lou Macie Architects. His extensive experience includes many schools, colleges, universities, and other institutional projects, as well as numerous new and renovation commercial/retail, industrial and residential projects. In his role as Quartek’s Senior Architectural Technologist, Michael organizes technical documentation for comprehensive construction instruction to contractors.


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Joshua joined the Quartek team at the start of 2023 bringing with him 5 years experience in residential, commercial and hospitality projects. He also has a certificate in Revit Architecture from George Brown College and is a graduate of the Architectural Technology program at Mohawk College. Joshua’s involvement in projects varies, from preliminary design, floor plans, exterior elevations, creating and organizing door and window schedules, to 3D modeling and creating lifelike renderings through Lumion. Joshua continually keeps abreast of the latest construction methods and materials, updating his skills to ensure he’s delivering the best work.

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Chantel has 5 years experience in the interior design field, including space planning, finish specifications, technical drawings and millwork design. Her skills in 3D modeling are an asset to any project and aid in the client’s visualization of the space. Chantel’s knowledge of various finishes and her affinity for bringing together colour in a cohesive manner, allow her to carry great concepts through to the finishing stages of the design. Recent projects include Bethesda’s Niagara Family Centre and a boardroom and new offices for Bosch Rexroth. For commercial projects, Chantel has developed design guideline standards for retail spaces, as well as provided experiential design for hospitality venues.

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Paul Dempsey has headed up the Structural Engineering Department at Quartek since 2005. He has 33 years of experience as a structural engineer in the consulting industry. Since 1993 Paul has been responsible for project coordination, structural designs and construction review for numerous commercial, residential, institutional and industrial projects, primarily within the Niagara Region. Prior to this he spent 9 years with Acres International specializing in structural steel design for a number of powerhouses, industrial and commercial buildings. Paul has extensive experience in design of structural steel, masonry, timber, and reinforced concrete design, and in the use of computer systems for structural analysis and design. He has strong planning, organization, communication, human resources and project management skills which he employs to meet clients’ specific objectives, budgetary and scheduling requirements.

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Jan has 35 years of experience in design and drafting on a wide range of building and engineering projects, particularly in the structural engineering field in high-rise construction. Other experience includes mechanical (plant process piping, building services) and detailing of shop fabrication drawings. Her range of drafting experience helps facilitate the integration of structural, mechanical, and electrical requirements for a project which creates efficiencies and innovation in the design of the project. Jan’s work includes structural and building services detailing for commercial, industrial, residential, educational and healthcare applications.

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Lynn brings over 10 years of experience in a wide variety of areas within the structural engineering field to the Quartek team. She is competent in structural engineering design using various materials including concrete, masonry, structural steel and timber and has applied her skills as a project team member to contribute to the completion of several building projects. Lynn has direct design experience in structural engineering design and construction review for numerous commercial, residential, institutional and industrial projects, primarily within the Niagara Region. Lynn’s experience also includes completion of building condition assessments and reserve fund studies for non-profit and condominium corporations.

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P. Eng.

Henry Li is a licensed professional engineer in Ontario with a 30-year solid track record in building design. He has extensive expertise in building structure engineering for both new and renovation projects. He is well versed in the design of concrete, steel, precast, and masonry structures (commercial, residential, institutional, industrial, sports and recreational, etc.). He has extensive experience in tall building and large-scale complexity geometry projects in seismic analysis and design. As a senior engineer, he has designed several iconic buildings more than 300m tall.

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C. Tech.

Jonny Langedyk has over 15 years experience in the construction industry with a carpentry background in historical restoration. Jonny has been with Quartek for 5 years and has experience in drafting design, estimation, surveying and construction review. He has carried out pre-design topographic surveys using GPS and total station equipment and has experience in preparing accurate CAD plans for numerous infrastructure improvement and land development projects. He is proficient in AutoDesk Civil 3D, terrain modeling and construction drawings. In his time with Quartek Group since 2017, Jonny has carried out topographic surveys and construction review on multiple projects.

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B. Eng. Dipl. M.E.T. Associate
John Prinzen is a graduate of the McMaster Engineering program and an EIT with Professional Engineers Ontario. In his 7 years with Quartek Group Inc., he has moved through various stages of design involvement to now manage and lead design on various projects including watermain, sanitary & storm sewers, storm water management, road work, subdivisions, site servicing & grading, irrigation, etc. He has carried out construction review for residential subdivisions, road reconstruction and linear infrastructure renewal. John is also knowledgeable in areas of mechanical and electrical engineering, facilitating his work on various once-off projects involving non-civil components.

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Having successfully completed the Engineering program at the University of New Brunswick, Joel McLeod has made considerable strides in his career as an EIT at Quartek. He has demonstrated his proficiency in handling an array of projects that involve designing watermain, storm sewers, sanitary sewers, storm water management, subdivisions, road work, site servicing and grading. Additionally, Joel has also taken up the responsibility of conducting construction reviews for both residential and commercial developments.

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Tyler is a certified member of OACETT and a graduate of Niagara College’s Construction Engineering Technology program. With over a decade of experience in the civil construction industry, Tyler joined Quartek in 2022 as a Civil Engineering Designer. Combining his education, construction experience, and employment at Quartek, he has become well-versed in using Civil 3D and knowledgeable in civil design, drawing preparation, CAD modelling, estimating, and construction surveying. At Quartek, Tyler is a pivotal contributor to the team’s success by utilizing his diverse skills and expertise to provide efficient and effective solutions for clients’ civil engineering needs.

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P. Eng. Associate
Adam is a graduate of McMaster University in electrical engineering and a member of Professional Engineers Ontario. His 11 years of experience at Quartek includes a wide variety of experience in both design and preparation of drawings and specifications. Projects have included power distribution and lighting for numerous educational facilities from primary through post-secondary institutions, numerous financial institutions, commercial/retail buildings, multiple residential buildings, medical clinics and more. Adam has been responsible for onsite data gathering of existing systems, design, and site reviews.


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Craig Robinson is an Electrical EIT who graduated from Carleton University Engineering physics program. Mr. Robinson has had the opportunity to work on several projects as an EIT. His project experience includes preparing drawings using AutoCAD/REVIT and assisting in the electrical design of building systems including lighting, power distribution, audio/visual and security systems.

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P. Eng.
David Stacey leads the Mechanical Engineering Department at Quartek and he has over 25 years of experience in mechanical systems construction and engineering industry, most recently with an multi-national Engineering Consulting Services company. He is well versed in the design and implementation of Automated Building Control systems, HVAC equipment, Fire Protection and Plumbing systems. Mr. Stacey’s experience in building construction, energy management, pumping systems and HVAC equipment application provides a perspective of practical design for maintainability and sustainability in an efficient manner. Dave and the mechanical team have a proven track record with working in multi-disciplined teams to provide productive, innovative and cost conscious mechanical designs for our clients.

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Quinton Voskamp, a graduate of Queen’s University, has gained a wealth of experience while employed by Quartek as an E.I.T. and now a mechanical engineer. His expertise includes designing, estimating and reviewing systems such as HVAC, building automation, pumping and fire protection. Additionally, he is well-versed in constructing and commissioning for mineral processing plants.

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Wes Duns is a mechanical engineer in training. As an E.I.T., Mr. Duns has had the opportunity to work on a variety of different projects. He has acquired experience in mechanical building systems and services design and installation. His experience includes the design and implementation of energy management, HVAC equipment, fire protection, and plumbing systems.


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Susan has been with Quartek since 1999. She brought considerable experience in clerical work associated with the legal profession. Susan oversees invoicing, accounts receivable, accounts payable, group benefits and a number of other financial and administrative aspects of the firm.

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Stephanie joined Quartek in 2002 and has been involved in reception, clerical functions and accounting. She currently takes front line responsibility for invoicing and accounts receivable and carries out many day-to-day administrative tasks.


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Michelle joined Quartek in 2016, bringing years of experience dealing with the public in retail sales and management. She handles physical and telephone reception, numerous clerical tasks and a host of other items that keep our offices welcoming and presentable.


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IT MANAGERRitter Melbye

Ritter is our IT Manager, and has been with Quartek since 2003. He is responsible for ensuring all computer systems, networks and electronic-related equipment are in proper working order. In addition to his IT capabilities, a variety of disciplines utilize him for drafting based on significant CAD experience.

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Land Economist

Dr. Ian Ellingham has a wide-ranging background in matters dealing with land, buildings and development. He has managed the development of over twenty-five projects, ranging in size up to a major office building and several large housing complexes, and has undertaken numerous funded research projects in Canada and Europe. Ian has written extensively about architecture and real estate, including co-authoring four books and over a hundred articles and conference papers, and chairing two built environment journals. Principal research topics have included decision-making analysis and techniques, sustainability, development management and human response to the built environment. He mentors doctoral students in Land Economy at the University of Cambridge, is a member of university spin-off Cambridge Architectural Research, and frequently appears as a lecturer in popular, academic and industry venues.

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Norm is a former Principal of the firm and an accomplished architect with 30 years of experience, more than 15 of which have been at Quartek on a wide variety of residential, educational, hospitality, recreational and commercial projects. As Quartek’s Director of Architecture, Norm oversaw production and co-ordination of technical and contract documentation, and ensured coordination of allied engineering services. Norm now provides invaluable ongoing assistance and advice to our architectural team and clients.

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Nigel is a long-time senior architect with the firm, now retired. Nigel’s 30+ years of design experience included educational, institutional, commercial, theatre, and entertainment projects. Among others, projects with Quartek focused on numerous improvements for Brock University, many winery projects and various heritage restoration projects. Nigel now offers invaluable ongoing assistance and support to our architectural team and clients.

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Paul is a former Principal of the firm who led Quartek’s building engineering group. Paul is now a semi-retired senior electrical designer with extensive experience in design and layout of electrical systems for commercial, institutional, and industrial building projects, power supply, and interior and exterior lighting for a wide variety of applications. With 35+ years of practical application with Canadian building electrical systems and equipment design, Paul offers invaluable ongoing assistance and support to our electrical engineering team and clients.

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Quartek is seeking an experienced Civil/Municipal Engineer to manage our civil engineering team, develop infrastructure solutions and manage projects. Quartek Group is a design collaborative composing exceptional solutions through the integration of Engineering, Architectural, and Planning services. In this role you will be working closely with engineers, planners, architects and technologists on various projects as part of … Continued

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