Byron Tokarchuk

Senior Associate

B.Arch, CSBA

“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them.” – Marcus Aurelius

Byron has been working with the firm for over 20 years, and has been an integral part of all the projects we have created over the years. He brings a keen editor’s eye to his work, and an enthusiasm for well-thought-out design at every level. He grew up working on a prairie farm, and is firmly grounded as a result. Coming out West to UBC’s School of Architecture in the ’90s, he fell deeply in love with the place, and has never been convinced to leave. An outsider, he has a great appreciation for the amazing beauty of the Pacific Northwest, and tries his best to get out in it daily.

Byron’s mother was a respected residential interior designer and artist. She exposed him to the beauty of design, and the works of architects like Frank Lloyd Wright, Alvar Aalto, and Louis Kahn. Byron would imaginatively draw houses as a child, and drew up plans for the future. The work LAI does is a great fit, as it allows him to keep on dreaming.

Favourite Book: Good Omens by Terry Pratchett & Neil Gaiman