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Gordon Leonard Ashton Hunt

Architect

MArch, HBAS, MRAIC, Intern Architect

Biography

In 2014 I graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Architecture with an M.Arch, during which time I received a handful of awards in recognition of my academic achievements and long hours spent in the studio.  I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to travel during my graduate field work as I adopted the role of an itinerant architect for nearly two years, constructing over a dozen small projects in several countries. I have now travelled to some thirty countries, practiced architecture in New York, Toronto, Rome, Bangkok, Vancouver, Hanoi, and Lima, and have written for a number of international publications. I find that travelling abroad refreshes my perspective – something I feel is critically important in a profession in which one can easily lose sight of the forest for the trees.  Especially when those trees are over budget or have a compressed schedule and not enough fees…

I first became involved with the Ontario Association of Architects in 2016 when I joined the Intern’s Committee, and am impressed with the changes that our small committee has brought about in such a short period of time.  Just a year after joining this committee I proudly became the first-ever Intern Architect representative on the OAA Council; a position that I currently hold as I seek to represent interns from across the province while upholding the OAA’s mandate to serve the public.  I consider myself fortunate to have the opportunity to learn from my fellow Councillors and to participate in the governance of our architectural regulator.  On the national level, I have recently been involved with the Royal Architecture Institute of Canada’s Emerging Practitioners group, where I’ve had the privilege to work with a team of ambitious individuals from across the country who are focused on issues that face students, intern architects, and recently-licensed architects. In dealing with these issues, I am finding that working as an advocate for the profession has thus far enriched my career, and has afforded me a different perspective on how the industry operates.

Education

MArch, HBAS
University of Waterloo

 

2006-2014

Professional Experience

ARK
Intern Architect

Toronto