Richard W. Hammond is a Director of the practice and acts as Project Architect on the firm’s seniors’ facilities, community planning projects, and sustainable design initiatives. He is a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture (1984), a LEED® Accredited Professional (2005) and an online graduate student at Arizona State University’s School of Sustainability (2008-present). Richard’s unique abilities include consensus-building, collaborative problem solving, and the development of systematic approaches to the delivery of the firm’s professional services.
Alison J.L. Hannay is a Director of the practice and a graduate of the University of Waterloo School of Architecture (1991); including experience with leading architectural firms in London, England. She acts as Project Architect on the firm’s projects for children, education, and community facilities. In addition to her design talents, Alison’s unique abilities include her perception and understanding of complex issues, and the communication of these in comprehensible terms to the client and members of the project team.
Participation of the Principal Architects
In the early planning and conceptual phase of a project, Richard and Alison work together with the client’s project team in the identification of primary success factors. This collaborative process provides the client with a diverse perspective on the issues and opportunities presented by a particular project.
Both Richard and Alison are actively involved in the local community -- serving on a number of public boards and contributing their professional skills to various municipal initiatives.