A big thank you to all who have been a part of our amazing journey as we've navigated our first year at The West Studio! We were delighted to celebrate our anniversary by hosting a VIP party for our clients, partners, and colleagues - sharing good company, as well as sharing our passion for what we do and where we are headed.
2015 was full of activity for us! We launched our new website; Ann joined us in February as an intern and by March she had become invaluable to our team and so joined us officially; we also started hosting our interdisciplinary "World Studio Solutions" monthly happy hour where we connect with great people, share ideas and laugh a lot! Then there was the WALSA conference where Audrey won a very nice New York Adirondack Chair from the folks at WishBone Site Furnishings; in July, as part of the Artspace Hiawatha Liaisons, we celebrated the installation of our new Hiawatha Arts and Business District neighborhood banners created as part of a Neighborhood Grant.
Things really ramped up this fall as we participated in our Hiawatha Lofts Annual Flea Market in August; Seattle Park(ing) Day with our Urban Jungle Adventure-Nature Playground and attended El Centro de la Raza's Annual Gala in September; in November we attended the National ASLA Conference in Chicago where Ann and her design-build team received the Student Honor Award for Community Service for a local therapeutic garden; we also saw our first project come to completion as we wrapped up construction on the KCHA Vantage Point Senior Apartments; all this before closing out the year with our Anniversary VIP Party. Whew! I did say we were busy =)
We now look forward to 2016, which is going to be an exciting year for us as we move into the new year with three exciting projects for three different Tribes and the on-going construction of El Centro de la Raza's Plaza Roberto Maestas!