Martin Nielsen is a double Applied Science alumnus and a valued member of both UBC Engineering and the School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture communities. His groundbreaking work is helping integrate disciplines for the betterment of our campus and the planet.
Martin is passionate about developing sustainable design solutions that are socially, economically, and environmentally responsible, with a portfolio of work that has been recognized with awards for planning, architecture, and innovation. A registered architect and mechanical engineer, Martin earned his BASc in 1986 and his MArch in 1996.
Currently, Martin is a Partner with DIALOG, an integrated multi-disciplinary design practice with a team of 650 in Canada and the USA. Prior to joining DIALOG, Martin led the design of UBC’s Centre for Interactive Research on Sustainability (CIRS), a LEED® Platinum certified and Living Building, considered one of the greenest institutional projects in North America. He has served as chair of the UBC Advisory Urban Design Panel and as a member of the UBC Land Use Committee. He is currently a Board member of Habitat for Humanity Greater Vancouver and the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and has served as chair on the City of Vancouver Urban Design Panel.