The future looks bright
Tonight, I had the pleasure of hosting the KSA Alumni Society meeting in the WSA Studio space. In attendance were several leading architects, landscape architects, and city and regional planning grads…along with five or so student leaders from the KSA at OSU. I sat there in amazement at the level of engagement these professionals and these young people pursue…. and the seriousness at which they take their responsibility. It is humbling and really inspiring. But, of course, after all…they are Buckeyes. And, seriously….we all selected OSU to “do something great!”. I’m not kidding. We did.
Amazingly, several of the architects seemed jazzed about the impending “re-birth” of the profession and we talked about the slowly improving economy and the tall order ahead of us to ensure that an entire generation of leaders are not lost to this economy. I believe that we have a huge future need for architects in Ohio and feel the buzz starting to swell to a hummmmm. I’m serious….we are on the brink of a huge flip towards meeting the demands of a society which has been holding back for way too long and we better be prepared as a profession.
At WSA Studio, we look to the future with great optimism. We feel that our method of practice is a great match for the future. We seek a non-linear, collaborative process that creates architectural results that go well beyond simply winning design awards. We value architecture which changes lives positively, and I feel a real kinship with this incoming generation of young architects. They have the same enthusiasm that the OSU KSA Class of ’86 had….and many of my peers have gone on to provide significant impact.
And, as we look to the future….the great news is that:
This week, we have finally decided on a date for our move to 982 South Front.
We look to settle into our new place on the edge of the Brewery District and German Village on November 5, 2011. I hope you can drop by to visit….and we will of course, post updates related to our “studio warming” to end the year.