After graduating from Carleton University’s School of Architecture, Mr. Lorimer designed a variety of community-focused developments including non-profit housing, churches and outreach centres. Since retiring from Hobin Architecture in 2022, Gordon has continued to be active as an advocate for affordable housing and the homeless. He is also active in volunteering his expertise in architectural education.
“Our design philosophy is inclusive, responsive and aware of budget and time constraints in a constant pursuit of quality and creative resolution.”
An active participant in the development of office design philosophy, Mr. Lorimer has applied these principles to a variety of projects. Achievements as Partner in Charge include the Bethany Hope Centre (adaptive reuse), Woodvale Pentecostal Church Addition, Beaver Barracks Redevelopment and The Glebe Community Centre Redevelopment.
Since 2002, Gord has been involved with the Habitat for Humanity National Capital Region, and as a board member of the Ottawa Mission, Gord clearly understands the strengths and challenges that all boards experience and ways the challenges can actually be used to enhance the outcome.