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October 30, 2023
October 30 #WeAreCGS

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

Years at CGS?
41 Years

What made you want to work in the architecture field?

Like a lot of Architects I’ve met, I ‘just knew’ from an early age that this is what I wanted to do. Growing-up I spent countless hours in the family basement tinkering, building, creating – it was the original ‘Maker Space‘ ! The process of bringing an initial concept to a built reality started there and continues to fascinate me. I’m awed by the power that Architects wield in this regard.

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

Be patient. Experience is gained in real time. Focus your efforts on improving the things you don’t do well. The practice of Architecture is multi-faceted and there is much to master. If you’re fortunate, you may start to figure it out before you’re done...

What do you like most about working with CGS?

We’re a quilt. Each Architect is uniquely different, contributing their singular background, talent and experience to the office whole. What we commonly share is a commitment to creating both great Architecture and vibrant settings that strengthen connections, celebrate culture and catalyze change in the communities we serve. CGS has been practicing as a firm for over forty years. We’re cognizant of the legacy we’ve inherited and with great pride look to build on this solid foundation far into the future.

Do you have a favorite quote?

Glad you asked. This has been attributed to Albert Einstein and is as relevant today as it was when he said it...maybe more?

"Information is not knowledge. The only source of knowledge is experience. You need experience to gain wisdom."

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