Principal Spotlight – Monte Hunter, AIA
Monte Hunter is PSC’s Metrics Leader in the K-12 Sector. Prior to joining PSC, Monte was president of Hunter Corral Associates (HCA) for 27 years until PSC and HCA joined forces in 2013. With this long history of professional practice, Monte has become an expert in school long range planning. He has over 50 Facility Assessment projects and more than 30 Facility Metric projects. School districts rely on his expertise in facility renewal optimization, space utilization, financial sustainability and impact on learning for identifying future facility needs. Monte received the 2006 Impact on Learning Award from the Council of Educational Facility Planners International for his work on facility impact on learning. He is married to Kelly and they have two children, Blair and Reed.
What does Building Community mean to you? Helping clients improve their outcomes, which will help improve their community. An example is helping school districts improve facility impact on learning and decrease cost of ownership.
Why did you choose PSC? They were a respected competitor.
Before working at PSC, what was the most unusual/interesting job you’ve ever had? Worked on steel erection crew summers during college. Still can’t believe we walked those steel beams five stories up with no safety harnesses. Oh, to be 19 and immortal!
Why did you become an architect? It was a good mixture of art and math.
What are your hobbies / interests? Family, art, golf, wine and investing.
What are your outside affiliations? American Cancer Society, The Mayflower Society, Good Sheppard Episcopal Church
What is a unique and/or interesting tidbit about yourself that you might bring up in a conversation with a client or potential client over coffee? I try to quantify everything.
What has been your favorite project? A tie between two. 1.) ECISD Career Center. I served on curriculum development team and as project architect, which helped connect the education program and design. 2.) Blackshear-Milam Elementary for ECISD. It won an international award for impact on learning and saved district millions in long term cost.
Tell us three things most people don’t know about you. 1.) I collect wood pencils; 2.) I am a certified Mayflower descendent; 3.) I love unplugged live music with a few glasses of wine.