StreetLights Residential announces new SVP of design

 StreetLights Residential, a design-driven developer of multifamily and mixed-use communities, is pleased to announce that Vincent Hunter has joined the firm as senior vice president of design.

“Vincent’s design expertise, industry knowledge, and leadership make him a valuable asset for StreetLights,” said StreetLights Residential CEO Doug Chesnut. “For many years I have praised his deep level of design, talent and experience and in this new role he will build upon our vision of design-driven development and aid in the continued success of our organization.”

Hunter’s focus will be on design vision, innovation and initiatives for StreetLights alongside Paige Close, president of design. Hunter will also join Close in leading the planning team.

“Vincent has a rare and exceptional design ability, and is the perfect addition to our leadership team,” said Close. “This is a short-term win for our planning team now that will yield long-term dividends for our future endeavors.” 

Hunter brings 27 years of design experience in multiple asset classes including multi-family, mixed-use, hospitality, master planning, retail and office buildings. Prior to StreetLights, Hunter worked at WDG Architecture, where he co-founded the Dallas office in 1998 and most recently served as the principal of design, ensuring all design intent of WDG projects from conception to completion. While working at WDG, Hunter designed early StreetLights projects The Kenzie, The Kelton, The Case, Flatiron, The Austin and The Cameron. Hunter also designed the very first StreetLights project, The Taylor in Dallas. 

“After working with the team for many years during my time at WDG and seeing first-hand their commitment to quality and thoughtful design, I am excited to join StreetLights in this new position,” said Hunter. “I look forward to being a part of the future of StreetLights and expanding the brand and impactful design projects throughout the U.S., building upon the firm’s established legacy as they celebrate a milestone of 10 years in business.”

Hunter earned a bachelor’s degree in architecture from Syracuse University. He served as a juror for the Hugh Ferris prize in 2017, awarded by the American Society of Architectural Illustrators, and won the Hillsborough County (Tampa) Planning Award in 2019. He volunteers his time with the Humane Society of Dallas County and Rogers Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.