Welcome Gordon Hunt

CEI is pleased to welcome a new face to our Vancouver office: Gordon Hunt. Gordon is an architectural student from Waterloo University who is with us from October through December, just in time for the best of the west coast weather.

Gordon finished his Bachelor’s degree from the School of Architecture at Waterloo this past August. When searching out possible employers in Vancouver, he checked out the AIBC awards gallery and was impressed by the images of the North Vancouver City Library, by CEI Architecture and Diamond and Schmitt Architects in 2008. After doing some research on the interweb about us, Gordon emailed his resume and cover letter across the country, and the rest is history.

After a slightly hectic time finding suitable accommodation in the city, Gordon landed in the vibrant neighbourhood of Commercial Drive. A quick commute on SkyTrain gets him to the office in less than 20 minutes. He likes the vibe of the CEI office, because, in his words, “It’s less regimented than other offices I’ve worked at. Employees are able to march to their own beat.”

We put Gordon to work right away. Recently he’s been a key contributor on an important re-zoning application, working on the graphics and imagery to help tell the story. Gordon enjoyed the team’s dynamics and working to a tight deadline, and was pleased to have his opinion heard.

One of his favourite things about Vancouver is its international vibe. In his spare time, Gordon likes to explore the city. One of his favourite spots is Granville Street, where he’s met international travelers and other visitors to the city. Gordon says he loves the west coast lifestyle (who doesn’t?), noting that Vancouverites really do seem to love the outdoors. In his words, “People are active here, even when it’s raining.”