Architect AIBC RAIC MArch
I thrive on the ideas that emerge through collaboration.
Drawing out the best ideas from all of a project’s collaborators is the most exciting part of what I do. Throughout my 20-plus-year career, my commitment to successful project delivery has led me to a senior leadership position in charge of $100-million-dollar projects. Above all, I maintain a firm belief in mutual respect. I work with my team, the client, and all stakeholders to reach a balance where form, function, and community integrate and augment one another. Together we bring inspiration to life as we deliver built forms that are beautiful and functional.
We Asked, Daniel Hawreluk Answered:
What makes a great design?
“Great design is the natural result of a dialectic between forms and materials that enhance the human experience, and functions effortlessly to satisfy the needs of all users. For me, the true mark of a successful design is when the users know they love the space and its materials, but where the actual functionality is so intuitive, they don’t even think about it.”
How would you describe your leadership style?
“I ask questions rather than give directions. I understand the value in feeling that you have ownership of a design or project, and all members of my team know how integral they are in every project they work on. My career has progressed from the ground up, so I never want to break any of the connections around how all members of the design team communicate with each other and share in the success of our work.”