Barkley Hunt, is a heritage professional with two decades immersed in traditional trades and conservation. His business, Hunt Heritage, was founded in 2007 and became synonymous with exceptional quality and workmanship in Toronto, focusing on the importance of conservation practices, while providing an ongoing learning opportunity for those looking to enter heritage trades. Over the years, Barkley and his team evolved into a multi-disciplinary group and excelled as leaders in the field. Throughout his career, Barkley has maintained an interest in preserving historic techniques in masonry and in particular has contributed to the resurgence of Traditional English Tuckpointing in Toronto.
Barkley began his masonry career in 2001 in dry stone walling and then graduated the Heritage and Traditional Masonry program at Algonquin College in Perth, ON. He has continued his education while taking courses and workshops that coincide with current best practices and building theory required for the field. Barkley has garnered recognition from CAHP, Heritage Toronto, and is a recipient of the 2021 J.D. Strachan Award for Craft from the ACO.
Because of ERA’s forward-thinking approach, diverse range of projects, and well-established role in conserving our built past, Barkley is excited to begin a new phase of his career as Project Manager at ERA Architects and to continue his advocacy for improved education and development of heritage trades in a positive way.