Meet PAI Employee Steve Dixon

May 22, 2018


Where were you born?

Woodlands, New Zealand. It’s a tiny rural village of about 150 people at the bottom of the country.

How did you get into design?

I became interested in design when I was a kid watching my uncle drawing floor plans and construction details at his drafting table. I was fascinated with technical drawing and after taking graphic design in high school I knew I wanted to work in a design field, which eventually led to Architecture.

What class in school has proven to be the least useful?

I think every class has been useful to a degree except maybe the semester on Shakespearean literature. Painfully boring.

What is the best building of all time?

My favourite building would have to be the Len Lye Centre but the best building would be anywhere that I can get a good peaceful sleep at the end of the day.

Best brunch spot in Vancouver is…

Anywhere that I can get good eggs benedict at the start of the day

You never leave home without…

Keys, Phone, Wallet

Your Great Escape would be to…  

Take a heli-ski trip to a remote mountain somewhere in Japan

What single piece of technology makes your life easier?

A slow cooker. For those tasty beef stews.

What is your spirit animal?

I like to think mine would be something silent and deadly. Like a jaguar, or a wolf. But in reality, I’m probably an old house cat.

What word do you have trouble saying?

“Conscientiously” It always trips me up.