Photo shoots, office-outings, and many staff vacations have defined our summer this year. We’re all happy to welcome in the fall and prepare for the holiday season. First however, we have to get through SF summer!
Many of our projects were professionally photographed in recent months and this past August we updated our staff profile pics as well! Our newer staff members were given the chance to pose for their professional head shots and the entire team finally sat down for an updated group photo. As you can see, no staff portrait is complete without one of our wonderful office dogs! We’d like to thank Meg Messina for once again capturing our good sides and for being such a delight to work with.
Our Studio Assistant, Serena Brown, was recently promoted to Marketing Coordinator and has been enjoying giving her role new life in the form of brainstorming marketing campaigns, organizing staff events, and all things social media related! We encourage anyone interested in collaborating in marketing ventures, press releases, publications, award efforts, etc. to introduce yourself to Serena at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We’re excited to share that our Twin Peaks project won bronze in the 2018 Master Design Awards. More photos from this San Francisco remodel are featured in a recently released Metropolis Magazine article, found HERE.
A number of our hands on staffers have been hard at work these past couple of months transforming a chair for Chairity 2018. Chairity is an annual event hosted by Project Color Corps and Raphael House to raise money for the local community. Over 20 design firms from the San Francisco area come together each year to transform their assigned chair and give it new life.
Our firm’s “Sculptchair” is an experimental exploration of the cushioned seat, which features interchangeable chair tops as a playful ode to our interaction with the sitting surface. While molding concrete into fabric, and engraving the original upholstery pattern into the seat, we have literally and figuratively pushed and pulled at the limits of comfort, treating the seat as an object in itself. All chairs will be auctioned off Thursday, October 11th. Stay tuned for a post about our creative process and the final results!
A few of our designers chose the summer and fall seasons to take trips overseas. Tai and his family traveled to Japan and New Zealand, while Jess and her husband Chris also visited the land of the rising sun. Evan and his girlfriend Jenna traveled to Vietnam where they took stunning photos of both the bustling cities and gorgeous scenery. Serena and her boyfriend Jeremy jetted off to Europe to explore cities around Portugal and Spain, visiting six different cities during their eleven day trip! Be sure to watch out for posts on all of these exciting trips on our blog!
Finally, we are happy to announce that Sophia and Charlie welcomed a new bundle of joy to their family this month. Henry was born on October 1st and his new parents are over the moon!
As the holiday season approaches, we wish all of you good cheer and hopefully low-stress. From our family to yours, have a wonderful rest of the year!