03.12.2014 | By: NIKA
Our environment influences the way we act, move, talk, and relate with one another. This image by Bernard Tschumi speaks rather loudly to this point. Think about it, if the window was not there maybe that person might not be falling. Whether we want to admit it or not architecture, the built environment, plays a rather large role in everyone’s life.
We recently went on an exploration on what our firm values, mission and purpose are. We are very conscious of building a great company culture and believe that business is a great platform for creating an ideal world. We drew inspiration from Tony Hsieh’s book Delivering Happiness in finding our set of values.
Cruising down the Potomac to my first ever tour of the Mount Vernon estate I could not help but wonder that this route might’ve well been the commute of a 1750’s builder en route to work on one of George Washington’s many renovation projects. Upon arriving at the meticulously kept grounds there is no doubt that through the centuries, all the craftsmen and even the volunteers today, have taken pride in their care of these buildings.
Everyone has a favorite movie…you know that one that just grabs your attention and relates to your life? There are some movies that even if it is playing in the background, I have to stop and watch a few scenes no matter what I am doing.