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Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers

Glotman•Simpson provides innovative and professional design solutions for some of the city’s most iconic buildings

Glotman•Simpson Consulting Engineers is one of the premier structural engineering firms in British Columbia. For 50 years the company has shaped the skyline of Vancouver, and beyond, with high-profile projects including the Vancouver Convention Centre Expansion, One Wall Centre, Richmond Speed Skating Oval and the Whistler Peak to Peak Gondola.
Founded in 1964 by Martin Glotman, the company initially consisted of just three people. Glotman•Simpson has since grown to a staff of over 70 engineers and technicians, with an impressive pool of knowledge and experience. Martin’s vision lives on through his son Geoff Glotman, and partner Rob Simpson, who both came on board in 1984.
Specializing in commercial, institutional, industrial and residential design, as well as seismic upgrades, Glotman•Simpson prides itself on bringing unparalleled innovation and quality to each project it undertakes. One such project is TELUS Garden, currently under construction in downtown Vancouver. Slated for completion in 2015, the development incorporates a LEED platinum-certified 22-storey office tower, and a 450-unit residential tower built to LEED gold standards.
However, innovation must be tempered with experience, and according to Geoff Glotman, this is something that sets Glotman•Simpson apart from other firms. “The fact is, when we do innovate, it’s done with the background of 50 years of knowledge.” The team’s wealth of knowledge also allows them to build trust, and maintain long relationship with clients. “The building could be successful, but if we don’t continue to work for that client, it’s really a sign to me that we didn’t do our job,” he adds.
In addition to its development projects, Glotman•Simpson contributes significantly to the community through Glotman•Simpson Cycling. To date, the cycling club has raised close to $1 million for pancreatic cancer research.