What's your favourite DIALOG initiative?
The hybrid wood tower initiative.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Golf with buddies.
Where's your happy place?
At home.

Thomas is a senior design/project engineer and partner in our Vancouver studio. He holds both a PhD in Civil Engineering and Master of Science degree from Michigan State University, a Bachelor of Science from the University of Missouri.   

Thomas has focused on the complexities of designing and constructing commercial and residential high-rise buildings throughout his 35-year career, and with DIALOG since 2013.

His design portfolio includes notable Vancouver high-rise projects such as the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel and Residences, the Shangri-La Hotel, and the Shaw Tower.  He also contributed his expertise to the Shangri-La Hotel in Toronto, as well as more than 100 high-rise building projects across BC’s Lower Mainland.

Thomas brings a proactive approach to design challenges, delivering functional and aesthetic sensibilities within the economic reality of every project. He continues to be a thought leader in the research-and-development sector. A recent venture is a patent-pending wood panel that could potentially impact mass usage of wood in tall to super-tall buildings.

Every day is Thanksgiving. Be humble and selfless.
Thomas Wu


  • Doctor of Civil Engineering Michigan State University
  • Master of Science Michigan State University
  • Bachelor of Science University of Missouri