This week marks Studio G’s 21st Anniversary. Woohoo! Happy birthday to us! Last year a hundred clients, colleagues, former staff, friends and family joined us to celebrate and reflect on Studio G’s first 20 years. It was a major milestone and we were honored to share it with the people who had encouraged and supported us along the way.
This year our celebration was a bit more low key, but still an important time for us to reflect. Traditionally 21st Anniversaries are associated with gifts of nickel and brass. This is fitting, and if you’ll indulge us a little symbolic whim, we’ll explain why…
Brass – Aside from referring to a warm-hued metal alloy or a section of the orchestra, brass also denotes bold self-confidence, chutzpah and temerity. Managing Principal, Gail Sullivan, has often joked that an April Fools’ Day anniversary was fitting because ‘only a fool would start an architecture firm to serve the public good and expect it to survive.’ But here we are, boldly rounding out the first year of a new decade in business with more momentum and inspiration than ever.
Nickel – This one is a bit of a stretch, but with a little research we discovered that because of nickel’s slow rate of oxidation, it is considered corrosion-resistant. In many ways, Studio G has proven itself to be ‘corrosion-resistant’ – resilient to myriad obstacles faced over the years, from navigating challenging project budgets and schedules, to weathering a difficult economy, all without sacrificing the values that drive our work. Our portfolio of successful designs speaks to Studio G’s agility, flexibility and adaptability.
As Principal Tamar Warburg noted,
‘Architects spend much of our time in the future: planning and designing what will be.’
So what does our future hold? To name a few: the inclusion of talented new staff members; a major renovation of our own offices; and an exciting line-up of projects on the horizon, including several new charter schools across Massachusetts, housing in Arlington, a senior center in Rockland, the revival of the Sustainable Roofscape Learning Center with students at Boston Latin School, and much more.
We want to thank everyone in our Studio G community for your support and guidance these last 21 years!
Stay tuned for updates and news as we continue to build sustainable communities, one project at a time.