New beginnings; Office, team and exciting new sectors
“If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.” -Billy Idol
What a start we have had to 2022. We have transformed an old retail unit into a great space for our expanding team with a touch of hygge and plentiful natural light. A great new beginning to the year. Although we haven’t gone far, you can still find us nestled in Angel Courtyard. A stones throw from the sea and able to enjoy some Fredagskos (friday cosiness) by our wood burning stove. With warmer weather we looking forward to popping the champagne and opening our doors to celebrate this soon!
We are still on the look out for a new team member to join us and have recently take on Mina, Part 2 Assistant, to grow with us and taking our team to 70% female. Mina joined PAD studio part time working on the start of a challenging new home in Buckinghamshire. Here are some of her first thoughts;
“During my masters I had explored projects in protected natural areas and this project was the real-life amalgamation of my interest in Architecture and the natural environment. I undertook historical research, modelling and had the opportunity to attend site with the client. Meeting the clients and hearing about their experiences and ideas allowed me to experience the social side of the job studies can’t provide.”
We should also take this point to celebrate Wendy on graduating from the Goldman Sachs 10000 small businesses compressed MBA. A fantastic achievement that also requires the popping of champagne. It is sure to strengthen and steer us as we grow.
We love tackling interesting and challenging projects at PAD studio, even more so when they are in new sectors. We have been exploring a multitude of new sectors; the future of the workplace, new low carbon homes and a collaboration with a vibrant young church, all of which we will unpack over our next few insight posts.