Poppy HuangMeet Poppy Huang, a Project Coordinator part of our Vancouver team. Poppy’s love for construction developed from her background in environmental engineering and performing soil monitoring for large construction projects.

Working towards the completion of a building, including all the crucial background work that often goes unnoticed, is what she finds to be the most rewarding aspect of her work. She is currently working on both the Sullivan Elementary and Douglas Elementary schools and is proud to be part of such hardworking and talented teams.

These days, Poppy’s time away from work is spent watching movies, playing video games, reading, and taking advantage of BC’s local mountains to go snowboarding. With post-COVID positivity in mind, Poppy is looking forward to travelling and visiting family in China once it’s safe to do so.

What is your favourite part of the job?

My favourite part of working in construction is the little changes that are made day by day, which may go unnoticed, but once it hits a point, we can see a great building being built. I still remember the day I collected all the documents from the Douglas Elementary school architect and submitted them to the city for inspection. It has been a while since I’ve been a student, but it felt like I was a student submitting a group project. The difference being the group was much larger and the project was a lot more complicated!

What is your favourite restaurant in Vancouver?

My favourite restaurant in Vancouver is a Japanese restaurant called Raisu on West Broadway. I love their steak and Shakado Bento box!

If you could pick one superpower, what would it be?

Teleportation! I moved to North America 7 years ago by myself. Teleportation would help a lot when I miss my family. I can go back to china in a snap. I haven’t visited my family for two years because of COVID.

What was your very first job? What did it teach you?

My very first job was as an environmental engineer in LA. I did soil monitoring work for a big construction project – Long Beach Civic Center Redevelopment. I had a chance to look at the drawings, their renderings, and the construction plan etc., which is part of the reason I decided to switch to construction.