Tom Bunting

A founding Partner of FORMOSIS architecture, and previously of Bunting Coady Architects, Tom has over thirty years of professional experience with an extensive background in commercial, residential, institutional and industrial architecture. His vision and focus helped Bunting Coady Architects to achieve international recognition for its work in the evolution of sustainable and energy efficient architecture and design. A keen proponent of collaborative working, Tom particularly enjoys working with teams to produce a unique and targeted response to each design challenge, helping to create inspirational, flexible, and durable spaces that are better able to accommodate functional requirements as they change over time.

Respected for his detailed understanding of Master Planning and modern design, Tom possesses an extensive knowledge of established and emerging design languages. Throughout his career he helped to pioneer a new language of passive building design which focuses on how climatic response, energy consumption, and material choices can be a primary form and architectural generator, in addition to the traditional influences of social and built form context.

Tom’s experience with large scale, multi-building master plan sites in Vancouver and Calgary dates back to the 90’s with the master planning of Discovery Park + Broadway Tech Centre.

Over the course of his career he has contributed to many mixed-use master plans from silver free for concert properties, to several academic master plans for three (3) Kwantlen Polytechnic University Campus. Currently he is working on the re-development of Semiahmoo Shopping Centre into a mixed-use town centre.

Tom has been a sessional lecturer with the UBC School of Architecture and has served multiple terms on all major Urban Design Panels in the Metro area from Surrey to Whistler, twice on the Vancouver Urban Design Panel – once as Chairperson, and has also been an Advisory Member of the Vancouver Development Permit Board. These City board experiences give a unique perspective to the inner workings of the Planning and Approvals processes.

Semiahmoo Shopping Centre  Surrey BC
1M+ sq ft Community Master Plan – Design Stage

Macleod Station  Calgary, Alta.

Squamish Residential/Industrial  Vancouver, BC
Mixed Use Building – Squamish, BC

UBC Life Science Centre  Vancouver BC

Richie Bros. Auctioneers Campus  Burnaby BC

DECC, Surrey Education Centre  Surrey BC

Peace Arch Border Crossing  Surrey BC

Kwantlen Polytechnic University Cloverdale BC

Trades + Technology Centre 

Library Expansion  Surrey BC

Administration Building  Surrey BC

Building D  Surrey BC

Broadway Tech Centre  Vancouver BC

8 Buildings; Urban Office Campus

Through Tom’s direction and advocacy, Bunting Coady Architects succeeded in creating an ever-evolving portfolio of projects from simple commercial facilities to large scale, multi-use institutional buildings.  Notable projects include the Kwantlen Polytechnic University Cloverdale Campus, Broadway Tech Centre, Discover Place, Peace Arch Border Crossing, Surrey District Education Centre, and the Vancouver General Hospital’s Energy Centre on 12th Avenue.