Wesley began his career as an architectural technologist, before completing a Master of Architecture degree from Dalhousie University. He is currently teaching at BCIT while leading an architecture practice - Dandyk+Wollin Architects. His experience while practicing ranged from recreation, healthcare, housing, educational to residential projects, and covered a geographical range from Inuvik to the Caribbean. His current design work focuses on multi-use urban projects and planning in a sustainable environment.
Architect AIBC, M.Arch with Distinction (Dalhousie), BEDS with Distinction (TUNS), Arch.Tech. Diploma (NAIT)
Wesley was involved in a travelling research scholarship through Dalhousie University on Urban Growth in China, based on on-siteresearch in Beijing, 1999. He has recently continued his focus on building systems and technologies, by focusing on advanced wood systems in conjunction with various European universities and Canadian research organizations, including a recent study of Shou Sugi Ban - charred wood siding. In 2011, Wesley led a group of students in the design and construction of a sustainable community centre and school in Tanzania. He has also completed many studio classes in the downtown eastside (DTES) of Vancouver, exploring architectural solutions for the social needs of the city.
Wesley has recently taken a research leave to explore teaching and technologies in advanced wood and hybrid wood systems. He has broadened this to include both design of buildings and structure, as well as material research and explorations.