Congrats to Andy for winning a spot in BD+C’s 8th annual “40 under 40” competition. Of the award winners, Andy is one of three professionals based in Washington, DC. Read more about Andy in the magazine excerpt below:
Get to know Dave Buddendeck, project designer in our DC office, and Emily Mitchell, project designer in our McLean, VA office.
When you were in grade school, what did you want to be when you grew up? Why?
I wanted to be one of the knights of the Round Table. I loved reading stories about King Arthur.
Name the most famous person you've ever met.
Newt Gingrich—He was eating dinner at the Dubliner while my buddy and I were there for drinks.
If you could rid the world of one thing, what would it be?
Stupidity, bad drivers, war, famine, and reliance on fossil fuels.
What's your favorite line from any movie?
This is one of my favorites: "You guys think I'm just some untouchable peasant? Peon? Huh? Maybe so, but following a broom around after sh%@theads like you for the past eight years I've learned a couple of things...I look through your letters, I look
We love our people here at FOX Architects! We will periodically showcase some of our best and brightest. We start this week with two designers: Chris Walker, who designs out of our McLean, VA office, and Marie Moutsos, who’s based in our Washington, DC office.
Meet Chris Walker
IF YOU WON A MILLION DOLLARS, WHAT WOULD YOU DO WITH IT?
Take a month off work to travel with my wife. Then invest the rest; a million dollars doesn’t go as far as it used to.
WHAT IS YOUR BEST PERSONAL CHARACTERISTIC?
I would say that I am a hard worker. I try not to take the easy way out of something, and try to make sure it’s done right.
WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE COMMERCIAL? WHAT COMMERCIAL ANNOYS YOU THE MOST?
It is sad; I laugh at a lot of commercials. Just ask my wife. My favorite of all time was a foreign commercial that showed a dad in the grocery store with his toddler. The child kept trying to
Back by popular demand, the annual FOX holiday party (which has quite the reputation of being a fine time) struck Arlington by storm (no pun intended) Friday night, December 18th. The entire FOX staff and their guests converged on Bob Fox’s house for, ironically, the calm before the storm (blizzard of ‘09)
Before we jump into the details on this year’s party, let’s set the stage for how the reputation of this annual event has been earned: Since the inception of the firm, FOX employees have been treated to a unique end-of-year celebration (in addition to en vogue summer family picnics), which personifies and enhances the firm culture. Having an event each year that is quite different from what was done in years past contributes to a resume of entertaining and memorable events. These events have enriched the valuable culture of the firm