Some people choose a career of residential design and some are born into it...
As a child, Richard's normal playtime involved building grand castles of Lego. This was not a mere coincidence as Richard was born into a family of contractors. By the age of 9, he assisted on worksites after school and during summers. By 14, he was a qualified concrete finisher taking part in hundreds of home builds.
While Richard enjoyed building, he also had a bit of wanderlust. To fulfill this, Richard joined the military to literally travel the world. The next 20 odd years included adventures of travelling the globe and archiving the architecture of the world by his other passion - photography. Many adventures, continents, and photo albums later, it was time to return to his first love of architecture and formalize his drafting and design training. After the years of travel, this career change was like coming home.
Upon graduation, Richard ran his own residential design business, specializing in custom design and renovation consulting. In January of 2009, Richard joined the Drummond House Plans family as the British Columbia Distributor. He is very familiar with the regional nuances of British Columbia and Western architecture from the arid interior, to the snow-laden peaks, to the oh-so-precipitous coast. This regional familiarity is complemented by a keen awareness of environmental issues and cutting edge building technologies.
The BC distributorship is further enhanced by partner and wife, Vivian Martin. Vivian's background is in business development, public relations and advertising. The combination of skills in this team is very beneficial to builders and retailers. Both Richard and Vivian are undertaking their LEED certification studies to enhance their knowledge of Green building practices.
Richard and Vivian live on Vancouver Island where they enjoy the coastal lifestyle. They are avid sailors, photographers and active ambassadors of BC. When they have any free time, it is often spent enhancing their knowledge by architectural travel tours, on building sites, and in industry conferences. This dynamic team has a passion for finding perfect living spaces for individuals or developers. Give Richard and Vivian a call to discuss your needs!
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