Design for Innovation


Interview with Tim Hawk

“Can you just ignore the email I just sent you?” Amy requested of Tim.

“Oh, yea, I’d be more than happy to,” he replied and turned to me. “What did we decide for this week? Oh, Clark State, yes.”

The Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts and Conference Center was a project done in collaboration with Lincoln Street Studio. The programming of the project was completed together and from there, Lincoln Street tackled the exteriors and WSA Studio was charged with the interior.

“Are there any interesting stories?” Tim asked out loud and then answered his own question. “Yea, I gained a lot of appreciation for and from Springfield. The grand opening was great! The band was The Pointer Sisters.” Cue at least four of us busting out “I’m so excited!” as one would expect. “They were at least 80,” he followed up.

Clark State Community College is located just outside of town. The dean recognized a need for digital arts and commotion. The creative arts center allowed access for students to smart rooms and technology.

“We also partnered with an interior design firm, which was unusual for us to do, but it was part of our initiative to get things done for our clients. We were able to support an architectural idea and since we coordinated it from the beginning, our ideas helped elevate the building,” Tim said. “Okay, I’m done. I’m going to go ride bikes now.”

2009 Pop Culture Facts

2009 is the year Alan’s wolf pack blossomed from one lone wolf to four wolves wandering around Vegas in search of… something in The Hangover. People going to the theater to see that movie were wearing surgeon masks because the swine flu was a real problem. Late Night with Jimmy Fallon premiered and so did Glee reminding America that we really do love a good track suit. I’m not going to dwell on this, but Michael Jackson died. I can’t even. I just can’t. You know?