Don Surphlis

Don Surphlis


Vice President, Operations, Western Canada

Dedicated, passionate, and thorough, Don leads NORR’s Western Canada Region as Vice President, Operations. With more than 35 years of industry experience, he has directed multiple complex projects from inception to successful completion. Don’s reputation for comprehensive, client-focused design solutions created opportunities to lead several high profile commercial projects during his career. Challenging the complexities of architecture and design, Don excels at creating intelligent solutions to intricate problems. He continues to provide advice and guidance regarding project delivery throughout the organization.

In his current role, Don applies his strategic planning, organizational abilities to create a consulting team capable of designing innovative buildings that are responsive to the current and future needs of NORR’s clients.

When not providing leadership and guidance to NORR, Don is a passionate adventurer and photographer. He is a well-travelled explorer who enjoys the opportunity to discover and appreciate the changing relationships between people and the environment wherever his travels lead.