Lucas Epp is a structural designer with more than 15 years of experience working in North America, the UK, and New Zealand. Following his studies, Lucas spent 7 years in the UK and in New Zealand, engineering a range of projects with world-class architects. He moved back to Canada in 2014 to start StructureCraft’s structural engineering team. Lucas’ expertise with complex geometry and challenging structures has led him to be involved in projects where the interaction of architecture and structure is critical to the success of the project. He is passionate about timber engineering and has built a team at StructureCraft of more than 25 timber engineers and designers hailing from around the world. Lucas leads both engineering and 3D modelling departments at StructureCraft. His proficiency in Rhino + Grasshopper and structural analysis facilitate the efficient delivery of complex projects. At StructureCraft, Lucas spearheaded the launch of dowel laminated timber (DLT) —a new mass timber option in North America— being responsible for technical development and the design of a new manufacturing line to produce this product. Lucas speaks widely across North America on mass timber design and construction, and has lectured at the Architectural Association in London, ETH Zurich, Imperial College, and the University of British Columbia. He is involved in several code committees, is an author of the recently published Nail Laminated Timber Design Guide and is currently involved in writing a new Mass Timber Floor Vibration Design Guide.