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I grew up mostly in Halifax, Nova Scotia (except for two years in Argentina). My parents loved to travel and took my brother, sister, and me on all their trips. My favorite childhood trips, though, were our car trips to the 1965 and 1967 World's Fairs in New York and Montreal.
I believe that those trips heavily influenced me to pursue a career in Architecture, especially after experiencing Moshe Safdie's Habitat 67, which (at the age of 10) struck me as such a wondrous balance between order and chaos. I later had the privilege of being involved in Vancouver's own world's fair, Expo 86, as a young plan checker for the permit-granting authority for the fair, PACO 86.
After graduation from what was then the Nova Scotia Technical College (now Dalhousie University) I came directly to Vancouver and have been here ever since.
I enjoy skiing (which I took up as soon as I arrived in BC) and have also taken up karate (I am a black belt in Goju Ryu).
My wife and I have two grown sons who thankfully live nearby. We currently live in Pitt Meadows, B.C.
Painting MC Escher's famous unravelling head on a corridor wall at St. Mary's University, Halifax, N.S. in 1974 (which is still there!)