David Poiron

Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Member (MRAIC)
Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Member (Architect AIBC)
Masters of Architecture, RAIC Gold Medal
University of Manitoba 1997

Bachelor of Environmental Studies

University of Manitoba 1993

David Poiron has been a registered architect since 2001. He opened his Nanaimo based practice, David Poiron Architect Inc. in 2002, and joined with Ben Checkwitch to form Checkwitch Poiron Architects Inc. in 2012. He studied architecture at the University of Manitoba where he obtained the University Gold Medal for his Bachelor of Environmental Studies Degree and the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada’s Gold Medal for the outstanding final project of his Masters of Architecture Degree. David also studied at the Technische Universität Berlin under Patrik Schumacher of Zaha Hadid Architects.

David is a mentor for intern architects from other local firms and is interested in expanding the role of younger practitioners in the Central Vancouver Island area. He helped form the Vancouver Island Chapter of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada where he serves as treasurer. He was on the steering and host committees for the RAIC national architecture festival held in Nanaimo in 2016.

David was a faculty member in the Interior Design degree program at Vancouver Island University, where he taught design and technical courses from 2001-2014. David also serves as a final project advisor for fourth year students.