David is president of IBI Group and a member of the IBI board of directors. He joined IBI when it was a firm of 40 people. It is now a global technology-driven design firm with 3,300 staff, and the fifth largest architectural firm in the world. Thom lives in Kitsilano in a home designed with his wife, interior designer Juli Hodgson. He has six children and seven grandchildren.
LAST MEAL: Spaghetti carbonara and a bottle of Brunello.
OTHER: Designed by IBI, the BC Women’s and Children’s Hospital Sunny Hill rehabilitation centre was completed during the pandemic. The project has purpose-built clinical spaces specifically designed to accommodate the needs of children and youth who have varied hearing, visual and sensory abilities.