I grew up
I grew up in Kitsilano, Vancouver, spending the majority of my summers in Qualicum Beach, BC.
Bachelor of Commerce from Queen’s University
Diploma of Interior Design from LaSalle College Vancouver
Notable accomplishments / awards
Outstanding Achievement Award for top marks and portfolio, LaSalle College Vancouver, June 2021
For their use of materials and space-planning to create playful, functional, and unexpected environments. I also appreciate their collaborative team approach; it gives me the best opportunity to learn from my peers and mentors.
Path to architecture
It started with an early interest in interior design and architecture and then a business degree that led me to roles where I felt creatively unfulfilled.
Earliest architectural memory
Building homes out of Duplo Blocks and then moving to drawing floor plans of my “dream house”.
The Getty Museum, in Los Angeles. The incredible architecture, views of the city and rotating exhibitions of world-class art collections make it tough to beat!
I love working with clients because
I love helping people bring their ultimate design dreams to fruition. Seeing their joy at the end of a project makes me happy!
I’m inspired by
Local Artisans when visiting new destinations. One of my last trips was to Guatemala where I was amazed by the vibrant textiles that the local artisans created through ancient dyeing and weaving methods.
Go-to unit of measurement
Inches for sure.
Right now, my passport, because I miss using it!
At happy hour I order
Margarita on the rocks.
When I’m not working you can find me
Walking, running with, or tending to my dog, Lenny.
Quote that guides me right now
Do your best and forget the rest!
– Tony Horton