I started my electrical career in the mid ‘70s; ninety percent of my work has been in the healthcare sector. When working on a project, I think of spatial issues, facility maintenance, efficiency, and providing a quality solution that is cost-effective. Finding solutions to design challenges is very enjoyable for me. I have been fortunate enough to work on most of the hospitals in British Columbia, including major facilities at Royal Columbian, Vancouver General, UBC, and St. Paul’s.
All of my projects have been memorable. One that I particularly enjoyed was the seizure investigation unit (SIU) at VGH. As part of this project, we researched lighting options that would provide sufficient and appropriate lighting without posing a seizure risk to patients. We were able to produce a tailored design solution that considered both human biology and the functional needs of the space.
At AES, I appreciate working with people that are working towards a common goal. AES is making a difference, and I am proud to be part of this team. I believe that all team members should have the opportunity to visit construction sites with supervisory personnel whenever possible, because this gives them the ability to ask questions and retain visual knowledge. This opportunity is an important part in the development of tomorrow’s designers, whom I enjoy sharing with and caring for.
I enjoy want I do, and I have fun bringing some lighthearted humor to AES—these two things keep me committed to AES.