About Us

We don’t just build great spaces, we build trusting relationships - throughout Greater Vancouver and Western Canada. Over our 30+ years we have perfected what it takes to be your single point of contact for your project:

• Our team approach
• Efficient processes
• Use of technology

Projects are consistently completed on time, on budget and of the highest standards and quality. We are committed to your vision!

01 efficient

Come in to see us with what you envision for your space. We are one of the few firms in Vancouver with a complete in-house team, from designers to construction managers. We streamline the entire process with efficient client communication, cost effectiveness and timely completion.

02 innovative

We use state of the art technology, including virtual reality software so you can ‘walk through’ your space before we even build it!  If you can dream it, we can build it. No idea is too big or too ‘out there’ for us. Not every client would  want an airplane in their space, but we made that happen! Dare to dream big, and then bring that dream to us.

03 Quality

You plan for your company to be around for a long time, so we build the space with quality at the forefront. Great design is visually interesting, thoughtful, functional, and built to last.

04 Experience

30+ years and 1200+ clients tells its own story. It is a wealth of experience in the industry, experience you can trust to complete your space on time and on budget.

Our Team

We are so proud of the composition of our team and the quality of education of each member. Mostly local talent, with some talent from other parts of the world, they really understand both local and international aesthetics.

Suraj Gehla

Principal

Suraj Gehla

Principal

“Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”  - Peter F. Drucker

My current role at Counterpoint Projects as principal means I am involved in all aspects of daily operations, managing the design and the construction team. My extensive project management experience allows me to oversee all projects with focus on budget, schedule, quality, safety and customer service. I  BCIT's Civil and Structural Engineering

I worked as Project Manager for PCL Construction for 12 years. During this tenure I managed over $700 million in construction value. Projects I am most proud of include Abbotsford Regional Hospital, Imperial Oil Distribution Facility, Teck Coal Plant Expansion, Cargill Grain Terminal and Abbotsford Entertainment & Sports Centre.

Mikhail Moore

Principal

Mikhail Moore

Principal

Kevin Cleary

Business Development

Kevin Cleary

Business Development

"I smile at obstacles." - Tiger Woods

My role at Counterpoint is to be on the frontlines directly communicating with stakeholders and I love every part of it. Having worked in a national commercial real estate brokerage as well as a leasing manager, I learned first hand what's important to our clients.

Filip Tretjak

Sr. Interior Designer + Project Manager

Filip Tretjak

Sr. Interior Designer + Project Manager

Lori Therres

DID, NCIDQ, RID, LEED-AP

Sr. Interior Designer + Project Manager

Lori Therres

DID, NCIDQ, RID, LEED-AP

Sr. Interior Designer + Project Manager

"Wish it, Dream it, Do it”.

Being a Senior Designer has allowed me to work on multi sized projects with multi-disciplines required, from large project planning to construction detailing. My project management experience is mainly on smaller projects, which allows me to oversee those projects with focus on design, budget, schedule, quality, and customer service. With over 37 years in the field of Commercial Interior design and with 35 years of those years with work experience in Design-Build companies, I have built a strong knowledge base. I have planned and designed for large corporations such as MPR Teltech (now merged with TELUS), ICBC, BC Hydro, and PMC Sierra, along with small-mid sized projects.

Nasim Eshghi

Interior Designer + Project Manager

Nasim Eshghi

Interior Designer + Project Manager

Taylor Carroll

Construction Manager

Taylor Carroll

Construction Manager

“Plan your work and work your plan.” – Napoleon Hill

My role involves overseeing construction projects from start to finish, estimating, permits, scheduling, issuing purchase orders, invoicing, deficiencies, completion, and turnover packages and liaising with the client to ensure their needs are met. As well as making sure the day to day of the construction process adheres to the schedule/

Some of my favourite projects include an 110,000+ sqft office renovation for Intact Insurance, renovating an entire building for Reliance Insurance Company, installing a 747 in an office tower for Canadian Tourism College, and Seymour Health Centres in Downtown Vancouver & North Vancouver.

Kristyn Dietz

D.I.D

Lead Interior Designer + Project Manager

Kristyn Dietz

D.I.D

Lead Interior Designer + Project Manager

“The details are not the details. They make the design.” -Charles Eames

Counterpoint Projects has been my home for 7 years and within this time I have been able to take on more leadership roles within projects. With 9 years in the industry, I am always looking to learn and add to my skillset. I am a provisional member of the IDIBC, working towards completing my NCIDQ to become a professional member.

Some of my favourite projects include designing our office, Genesa CPA and Singleton Reynolds.

Melody Giang

B.I.D

Interior Designer + Project Manager

Melody Giang

B.I.D

Interior Designer + Project Manager

“Creativity is nothing but the way to solve new problems.”  - Diana Santos

I work closely with the team to deliver design and build services to clients from initial planning to end of construction handover. With my growing experience and knowledge, I strive to make the process fun and creative for the clients.  

Working as a designer and project manager at Counterpoint Projects has allowed me the opportunity of growth and experience in multiple types of small and large commercial projects such as office, retail, restaurant, education, and medical clinics. I am proud of my broad range of experience and excited to continue with expanding my knowledge.

Lorraine Lai

B.A, D.I.D

Interior Designer + Project Manager

Lorraine Lai

B.A, D.I.D

Interior Designer + Project Manager

“Things are either devolving toward, or evolving from, nothingness.” - Leonard Koren

I have 13 years in the design and construction industry managing and designing a variety of projects, such as industrial, commercial, and retail. I enjoy working at Counterpoint Projects because I have the opportunity to continuously learn and sharing knowledge to foster vision and gain deeper understanding of the work we do.

Dina Yousif

B.B.A

Marketing Manager

Dina Yousif

B.B.A

Marketing Manager

"In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different." - Coco Chanel

With 10+ years of marketing and communication experience, I joined Counterpoint Projects to be a part of a team that's doing creative and innovative work. I've been lucky enough in my career to work all aspects of marketing from strategic planning, project management, website development, advertising and social media, but building and growing a company's brand is where my passion lies.

Joshua Luh

B.I.D

Interior Designer

Joshua Luh

B.I.D

Interior Designer

“Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” – Leonardo Da Vinci

I work alongside with my Design Director and Project Manager to assist them with tasks ranging from preliminary planning, design development, design and construction drawings to construction coordination and management. An exciting project I'm working on is leading our 3D rendering and virtual reality services. My professional highlight has been getting exposure to construction and project management. I have worked on variety of commercial projects ranging from office, retail, restaurants, educational and clinics from project start to end. Everyday is a new learning opportunity and I am looking forward to all the challenges to overcome.

Sara Sedehi

B.I.D

Junior Interior Designer

Sara Sedehi

B.I.D

Junior Interior Designer

“It always seems impossible until it is done.” – Nelson Mandela

As a Junior designer at Counterpoint Projects, I work alongside our senior designers in design development and preparation of design and construction documents. I also create 2D and 3D visuals for clients presentations to give clients a better feel of their future space.  

I started working at Counterpoint Projects back in January 2021 as a student intern for 6 months, then I joined the team part-time while I completed my studies. Following my graduation, I was lucky enough to join the team full-time and grow as a designer each day.

Diane Williams

Accountant

Diane Williams

Accountant

“Believe you can, and you are half way there”. - Theodore Roosevelt

A professional bookkeeper who has owned her own business for 33 years as well as providing all the bookkeeping for Counterpoint Projects.