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Every other week we highlight a member of our CGS team. Let's get to know Richard Warren.
Years at CGS?
What inspires you when it comes to design + architecture?
Natural formations and elements. My favorite being rivers, wind patterns, and topography because of their ability to twist and curve in directions that have no regular pattern and are so unique in shape. Their curves have a story to tell, and that organic design plays an important role in the human experience of the built environment.
What made you want to work in the architecture field?
Growing up near New York City in the suburbs of New Jersey, we would take trips to the city where some of my core memories were formed around architecture. Standing next to the empire state building and feeling the grandeur of the size and art deco ornamentation always left me awestruck. I later discovered an architecture course in my high school where I developed some foundation of space making and design. I was pushed by my amazing teachers, counselor, and family to pursue this passion further in my higher education, and I have never regretted my decision.
What do you like most about working with CGS Architects?
As a recent graduate, I love the office culture and how helpful everyone is. When I started out, I appreciated that I could feel comfortable turning around and asking anyone in my studio a question, which was often! My favorite times are the moments we get together to talk, catch up, and laugh over a Lunch + Learn, First Friday presentation, morning bagels, happy hours, and all the other events where we are all together. Before I forget, I have to shout out the office’s location in Georgetown too. The scenery is perfect and there are amazing food options just a walk away!
Elizabeth Seton High School Master Plan in Bladensburg, MD.
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