One year ago this week I hung up my shingle as Greg Robinson Architect, moved into my new office, sat down and wondered what next? I’m happy to report, one year later, that this first year has exceeded all expectations and I have found enough work to, as one of my former colleagues used to say, “keep me out of bars and the arms of loose women”. Kidding aside, it is nice to be working with real clients on real projects.
Some of the highlights of this past year include substantial progress on the last home I designed as an employee of Cascade Joinery in Kauai, construction of a shelter for a library in Crawfordville Indiana, a beautiful outdoor room/garden trellis for a former client in Whatcom County, and converting an abandoned second floor in an unreinforced masonry storefront building into office space for a local non-profit organization in Sedro Woolley, WA. Look for more about these projects in future blogs.
New work that I look forward to being built this next year includes new homes in Edmonds, WA, Sedro Woolley, WA and Wasilla AK. , an outdoor kitchen and playhouse for a former client on Shaw Island, and additions to existing homes on Lummi Island, Blakely Island, and in Bellingham WA.
I am grateful to all of you who have encouraged, supported, and helped me this first year. Although I find myself challenged to navigate the world of social media, and keep in touch when I get busy, I greatly value my relationships, look forward to making new ones, and continuing to “Collaborate to create” for years to come.