Remembering Brian Storrier
By Mark Hentze
This past January saw the passing of a great friend of CEI Architecture and the recreation field in Canada with the loss of Brian Storrier. Brian made many friends at CEI through the various projects we worked on together.
CEI had the opportunity to work with Brian on a number of projects after he left the public realm as a facility operator and recreation professional and became a private consultant. Our first project with Brian was the Gibsons and Area Community Centre. Brian excelled at a challenging role on the project, coordinating objectives of both the Regional District and Town of Gibsons. That was the beginning of a friendship made even stronger by the ferry rides to Langdale where Brian, our team and TASK, the construction manager, would travel together and trade stories over breakfast.
We worked with Brian again in New Westminster, Coquitlam, and recently on a feasibility study for improvements to the Kerry Park Arena on Vancouver Island. From Brian, we learned a lot about the political process and were impressed by his calmness under fire that typically resulted in his recommendations being followed.