Senior VP and Director of Design | HOK
Architect Gordon Stratford, Senior VP and Director of Design, is responsible for the creative vision of HOK’s multi-disciplinary, sustainability-driven Canadian design team. Leading a combined team of strategic thinkers, planners, urban designers, landscape architects, interior designers and architects, Gordon has been responsible for a wide array of global and local projects of varying scope, scale and complexity – from strategic and master planning initiatives through to interior fit-ups and design and implementation of new facilities across multiple sectors. Projects in the Toronto region include University Health Network Redevelopment, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, the new condominium development at 77 Charles Street. West and a master plan for Pinewood Studios. Gordon was also responsible for directing the rebranding of Delta Hotels in Canada, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi, Shangri-La and Marriott Hotels in Doha, and HOK’s own LEED®-CI Gold Certified Toronto studio.
Gordon holds a Bachelor of Architecture from McGill University and a Bachelor of Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and has been actively involved in design for over 30 years. He is a frequent presenter and guest panelist at design and industry conferences and events such as the Creative Construct Symposium in Ottawa, Ottawa Urban Forum, City of Ottawa Design Review Panel and as a jurist for the City of Edmonton Urban Design awards. Gordon is the Chair of the City of Toronto Design Review Panel and provides advisory services to the City of Ottawa on urban design issues.