My husband and I have been living in an apartment since July while our century-old one-bathroom bungalow has been undergoing a significant renovation. As a Principal at SALA Architects, I’ve guided many clients through this process but it was our first project at this scale and an immeasurably valuable experience.
While the architectural solutions and design decisions were ours, they were influenced by savvy design friends, professionals, and product reps whose patience was endless and deeply appreciated. The physical work was made possible by the detailed attention of Terra Firma Building and Remodeling, our general contractor, and their skilled collaborators. It is a season for gratitude, and while this list is bound to be incomplete, it is a start. In this spirit, we offer our gratitude to:
…the demo and framing crews who took care to disassemble the center of our home without collapse and create a sound and spectacular execution of a shaped ceiling with skylight;
Trades and craftsmanship require skill. But time and attention are a gift. And we are grateful, particularly at this time and in this year, to return to our home. We share our gratitude not only with this extraordinary team but with clients of SALA who seek our creativity and expertise, and entrust all who participate in bringing these dreams to fruition. We will be home just in time to celebrate the new year. We went without a Christmas tree this year, but we are keenly aware of the gifts we’ve received.