It only took 21 years but I finally made it –
This week I will be heading off to Denver to attend the 2013 American Institute of Architects National Convention. It will be the only break I have between leaving my last job and starting my new on this coming Monday. I have accepted a position as Principal with Michael Malone Architects – a firm I first worked at 21 years ago. In fact, it was my first job coming out of school in 1992 … talk about not burning any bridges.
If you want to check out the new firm’s projects, head on over to the website www.mmbarchitects.com
Michael and I go way back, all the way back to the beginning. He was my first employer and I was his first employee – my first day on the job was moving him out of his house and into some temporary offices. I was 24 years old and he was 34 – and what we both lacked in experience we more than made up for with effort and enthusiasm. Even though things have changed significantly for both of us, I am expecting that a lot of that old chemistry is still in place, just measured with a bit more knowledge and patience (and in Michael’s case, Icy-Hot patches).
The work we do is very similar to the type of work I’ve been doing for the last 11 years – we have a nice balance of residential, commercial and retail work. And now that I am a Principal, I can take on whatever projects I want.
And it only took 21 years to get exactly what I wanted.
ps – if you are going to be at the National Convention, send me an email. We are going to get everyone together Wednesday night.