Adèle RankinManaging Principal at CHIL Interior Design
Adèle Rankin is no stranger to travel having been born in Scotland, lived in Oman and throughout Canada finally landing in Vancouver. Once settled in the Canadian coastal city, she realized it was hard not to love it with its year-round beauty and activity. Adèle attended Simon Fraser University and majored in archeology and it was halfway through a late class pertaining to the Neolithic Period that it hit her: she was in the wrong program. Craving something more artistic and inspiring, she dropped her classes. Her father – a Project Manager for developers at the time – suggested that she speak to someone he knew who was an interior designer. And the rest, as they say, is history.
Adèle Rankin started her Interior Design career in 2000 and her enthusiasm hasn’t wavered since. If you have the chance to chat with Adèle about her background, you’ll get to know more about her extensive experience in planning, designing and leading teams through oversight of many hospitality and residential projects throughout North America and Asia. Her enthusiastic, get-it-done approach is contagious and when collaborating on project and design challenges you’ll often hear her say, “ideas come first, not the egos”.