If you could work a ‘day in the life’ of another discipline at DIALOG, whose would it be?
My original intention after obtaining my engineering degree was to go back to architecture school and become an architect. I now get to work very closely with some of the most talented and diverse architects I've ever met, so I already feel like I get to spend a day in the life of an architect.
What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
I played the violin to a fairly high level when I was young, and have played guitar, bass, and drums in various alternative bands in the past. My main instrument is the bass guitar, though. I love laying down a phat bass groove.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Anyone who knows me knows that I'm a fairly avid (some may say obsessed) golfer. Living in Vancouver allows me to golf pretty much year round, which makes the DIALOGers in other cities jealous.

Rod joined our Vancouver studio as a partner in 2013, and is passionate about integration, customer service, and sustainability. Before becoming a DIALOGer, Rod completed many groundbreaking sustainability projects, including Vancouver’s National Works Yard, the first-ever LEED® Gold project certified by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC).   

Rod is known for his collaborative approach to design, his ability to get to the heart of an issue, and his desire to solve problems while staying focused on the big picture. He strives to deliver excellent results in all aspects of a project while staying on budget.

Rod is a highly-sought-after speaker. He believes in sharing his knowledge with others so that we can all move towards a more sustainable future. Rod also believes in having fun while working on a project. He understands that the design and construction process can be complicated and challenging, but knows that the team can enjoy the process while accomplishing great things together. 

Nothing is more satisfying than solving a complex problem in a simple and effective manner. Innovation does not necessarily mean increased complexity - it just requires trying something others may not have thought of.
Rod Yeoh

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science, Mechanical Engineering The University of British Columbia