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December 18, 2023
December 18 #WeAreCGS

Every other week we highlight a member of our CGS team. Let's get to know Principal, Ed Foley, AIA.

Years at CGS?
26 Years

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received?

Whenever you are given an opportunity to be involved with something, don’t ever miss the chance to make a difference. I have always tried to bring passion, hard work and determination to even the smallest efforts and I think it has paid off in the quality of the products.

What inspires you when it comes to architecture?

Being involved in defining the character of the built environment around us is both exciting and an awesome responsibility at the same time. From an early age, I have always been fascinated by building spaces and how they make people feel when they experience and move through them. As the son of 2 educators, school spaces in particular have been such a big part of my life for as long as I can remember. Being able to do the kind of high quality educational and community-based projects that CGS is known for is the best work I could ever hope for.

What made you want to work in the architecture field?

I have been a passionate Sports guy my whole life, both as a participant and a fan. It’s just how I am wired. As I see it, Architecture is just like any team sport requiring collaboration, coordinated efforts, and clear communication to be successful and fulfilled. As Architects we are the captain of the project team – needing to provide guidance with design visions and strategies, be both creative and efficient in coordinating the various disciplines, and make critical decisions to reach the common objectives of the building process. Every project is a unique challenge in this way, but one that I love being a part of. 

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