I've always been keen on new opportunities and not afraid to jump in and figure things out as I go if I think I'm headed in the right direction. I like to go with the flow and see where life takes me. I really believe in following your instincts in life and in Architecture.
Following graduation from Architecture School and after my 4th tour living and working in Europe, I returned to Canada in 1996. On my way to look for a job in Vancouver, I met with Robert LeBlond and settled for a job in Calgary at LeBlond Partnership Architects. Robert has retired and the firm today is now BeckVale.
I ran into Greg Beck at the last AAA Banff Sessions Conference at the Banff Springs Hotel. Greg has dedicated half his career to that hotel's redevelopment, and we both agree that it was a pivotal project for our careers. My contribution was only part of the design for the front entrance redevelopment, but I've always considered this one of my favorite projects. I've linked images below.