November 19, 2010 – Locus Honored by Peers
For years, we’ve designed for our clients, content with the knowledge that we get to do work that we love (not everyone can say that!) and are rewarded for our work by our clients’ appreciation. We’re reluctant self-promoters who would rather create a project and let it speak for itself than look to others for kudos.
Every now and then, however, we submit our work for awards and publications because it’s good for business. In November, three architects from around the country gathered in Minneapolis to judge the work of Minnesota firms. We submitted one project, White Bear Unitarian Universalist Church (WBUUC), and were pleased when it was selected as one of twelve projects to receive an AIA Honor Award, the top design award given in the state. In fact, this is the second award for the project. We also received a national award from the Interfaith Forum on Religion, Art and Architecture in 2009.
For us, the positive comments from the congregation members and staff who live out their lives in the space every day are the most important validation and reward we can ever receive. However, as we ride the ups and downs of the business cycle, with changes in staffing and an acute sense of uncertainty in our industry, we also appreciate a gentle pat on the back from our peers. It just feels good.
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#7 RAMinn Tour – Wahpeton to St. Croix
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#11 Melody Gilbert at Movie Night
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