Vancouver-based HCMA Architecture + Design welcomes Steve Di Pasquale and Lynn Curtis to the leadership team. Di Pasquale has been an integral member of HCMA for almost 10 years and becomes an associate, while Curtis joins as director for human resources.
Since joining in 2010, Di Pasquale has worked on some of the firm’s most notable projects, including Jasper Place Branch Library in Edmonton, AB; Grandview Heights Aquatics Centre in Surrey, BC; and Minoru Centre for Active Living in Richmond, BC.
Alongside his project work, he has also played a significant role in developing a number of other initiatives, including the Artist in Residence program and HCMA Days, and is a strong voice in the firm’s push for interdisciplinarity.
Outside of the office, he is an artist, curator, musician, and writer, and has been published by the likes of Canadian Architect and Twenty + Change.
As a senior practitioner, Curtis will be a strong strategic partner, employee advocate, and mentor for staff at all levels. She is already underway improving recruitment and new staff onboarding strategies, and will help ensure HCMA maintain its culture of compassion and curiosity.
HCMA Architecture + Design challenges the traditional boundaries of architectural practice by asking one question. “How do we achieve the maximum positive impact through design?” That curiosity leads to technological innovations, valuable community engagements, and ultimately to positive changes in people’s lives.