Jade West Staff

Design Team


John Makepeace, PEng, LEED™ AP
President and General Manager

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC), Member
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA), Member
  • Association of Professional Engineers of Yukon (APEY), Member
  • LEED™ Accredited Professional
  • City of Surrey Advisory Design Panel (ADP), Sustainability Advisor (2011 - 2014)
  • South Surrey & White Rock Chamber of Commerce, Business Person of the Year (Self-Owned), 2013 Nominee
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, Inc. (ASHRAE), Member
  • American Society of Plumbing Engineers (ASPE), Member
  • Residential Hot Water Heating Association of BC (RHWHA), Member
  • 1988-1989, ASHRAE Vancouver Island Chapter, Governor
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc), University of British Columbia (UBC), 1985

Leila Vaive, PEng
Project Manager

  • APEGBC, Member
  • APEGBC Division for the Advancement of Women in Engineering and Geoscience (DAWEG), Member
  • Shanghai Jiao-Tong University, China, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

David Iwabu, PEng
Project Manager

  • APEGBC, Member
  • ASPE, Member
  • BASc, UBC, 1997

Technical Staff


Bo Zhao, Grad Tech, Mechanical Designer

Roy Sioson, BEng, Mechanical Designer

Emil Cabana, BSMe, Mechanical Designer

Jeff Lin, MEng, Mechanical Designer

Administrative Staff


Dee Makepeace, BA, Administrator

Laura Knezetic, Secretary