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President, Canadian Caribbean Designs offers expertise in the areas of Interior Design,
Project Management, Facilities Management, Property Management, Real
Estate Asset Management, Space Planning, Occupational Health and
Safety, and Move Management since graduating from the International
Academy of Merchandising and Design in Toronto, Ontario in 1988.
Mrs. McDannold-Broomes has been a Member of the Interior Designers
of Canada, Association of Registered Interior Designers of Ontario,
and the Interior Designers Institute of British Columbia.
The Royal Bank of Canada’s Head Office Investors Trading Room
expansion in Toronto was her initial design project. During this
timeframe she was also indoctrinated by a wide variety of industries
throughout Ontario, while consulting in Barbados with major
Architectural and Interior Design firms, Barbados Shipping & Trading
Company, and SP Musson & Son of Barbados. Vancouver’s West Coast
became the company’s headquarters in 1993 when sought for Archibus
FM and Project Management savvy.
In acting in the role of Real Estate Asset Manager, Mrs.
McDannold-Broomes made recommendations regarding the acquisition,
development, expansion, and disposition of real estate premises for
Corporations and Crowns that had significant churn rates of 40% to
75%. She aided in the review of real estate holdings to identify
properties that were no longer financially viable where office space
and population were concerned.
Mrs. McDannold-Broomes led 35 specialized trades for the Insurance
Corporation of British Columbia's Provincial Data Mainframe Call
Centre, a $2 Million dollar renovation. She was also responsible for
projecting the 4-year feasibility study headcount. Extensive
insurance team projects involving IBM created a churn rate of 75%.
She conducted Occupational Health and Safety inspections while
liasing with Registered Nurses and Workers’Compensation Board for
medical emergencies, injured workers, short and long term-disabled
personnel, and unsafe actions towards the Crown and personnel. The
Emergency Disaster Preparedness Team was formed and put into
practice for fire, flood, and earthquake disaster response.
As the National Facilities Design Manager for HSBC Bank Canada's
Head Office she conceptualized the construction development of 37
new branches nationally, including Drive-Thru Tellers and Call
Centres. The largest move included 454 personnel, coupled with 5
branch renovations. HSBC’s National Design Standards for office
square footage, furniture selection, specifications, finishes,
millwork and construction details, color themes, and signage
standards were implemented Canada-wide. She handled branch robberies
and staff’s psychological trauma while investigating health, safety,
security, and previous design factors while liaising with police and
investigators for immediate resolutions.
More recently Mrs. McDannold-Broomes was involved with projects for
Shaw Entertainment and Communications Inc. for the British Columbia
Region, and is currently involved with the Aviation industry.
Canadian-Caribbean Design’s success is attributed
to her excellence in organizational, visualization, problem solving,
and active translucent communication with clients and trades. Known
for sustaining outstanding long-term client relationships and
implementing a highly prescribed code of ethics for sensitive
confidential projects, we continue to receive new clients and are
Mrs. McDannold-Broomes has also delivered workshops and
seminars upon request.
Natural Progression... Her dad, Herbert John McDannold owned the
foremost drafting, engineering, and graphic office supply chains in
Western Canada. After graduating from his Architectural program he
designed custom homes which were awarded for entire subdivision
development in Edmonton. He then became the top Real Estate sales
producer for 18-years consecutively in British Columbia. Her mom,
Mary Evangeline McDannold was involved with the materials, detail,
and finishes selection. She recalls great excitement in looking
upwards at the drafting table housing elevations when 3-years old.
Mrs. McDannold-Broomes has since visited many construction sites.
From these experiences she learned to value all trades for their
accomplishments contributed individually and collectively as an
integral component towards a unique art and profession.
Mrs. McDannold-Broomes is a member of First Baptist Church in
Downtown Vancouver. She has led Alpha dinner video programs for
people wishing to explore Christianity, participated in the Food and
Shelter Program, served on the Community Witness Commission, and on
the Deacon's Board.