Working with Anne is the best decision I could have made.
Architecture is a marriage of creativity (art) and structure (tectonics). Anne and I work well together because we value the importance of play and joy while believing that nothing can come together without the structure to bring it into being.
Anne runs the office like it is a large architectural firm, making sure everything is thought of, from the professional contracts we pull together for even the smallest projects to the spreadsheets we generate to help our clients make informed decisions. Anne includes me in all parts of this process, which I love, as this pushes me to learn new things – new software and new, better ways of working. This is why I wanted to come work with Anne.
A few years ago, when I was working on my own, I told her that I would work for her for a quarter and a bag of peanuts. I knew that I needed more structure and to be pushed out of my comfort zone. Anne waited to hire me until she was ready to offer more than nuts, as she is very professional and careful about important business decisions, for which I am grateful. She carefully navigates the murky water of working with friends, creating a professional office environment but never forgetting the human nature of work. I am so happy to be a part of H. Anne Blakely Sciarrone Architecture. Every day is a challenge but each challenge is full of joy.