Meet the Designers - Part Two
We are featuring Part Two of Meet our Designers! Next up is Itel our Architectural and Engineering Technologist.
1. Your role and responsibilities at Kenorah, as well as education, credentials and experience.
I am an Architectural and Engineering Technologist. I graduated from a 3-year diploma program from Thompson Rivers University that included courses in Architectural Design, Structural Engineering, plumbing, electrical, HVAC, etc. Pretty much anything building related. I grew up doing odd construction jobs and have had hands on experience with framing and finishing.
My responsibilities at Kenorah include designing houses and overseeing renovation design, permitting and anything City related, coordinating Engineers, Geo-techs, surveyors and any other third party involved with the project in design phase, reviewing bylaws and doing prospect research, site measures and on-site assessments. And most importantly, keeping the candy dish full at the office.
2. Favorite current design trend
The design trend I’m in love with these days is the industrial look. Specifically, the look of raw wood materials and concrete or stainless steel.
3. If you had to make one timeless choice for your home, what would it be?
My timeless choice would be a passive house design. I’m obsessed with natural light and during the day I don’t want to rely on electricity to illuminate the space.
4. What do you love most about your job?
My job allows me to be creative and technical at the same time. You can design something beautiful but at the end of the day, you still have to figure out how to construct it.