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Meeting Emma

Writing assignments come into the office in waves and mid-February through mid-March proved to be especially busy. The most recent article to go up is an essay for the Rivard Report on the Hotel Emma, a new boutique hotel that will be opening at the Pearl in the coming months. It was great to get a sneak peek into the project and it was even better to be given a tour by Scott Martin, whose ongoing documentation of the project are as remarkable as the spaces themselves.

Moving on

The Pearl Brewery has been incredibly important for the city of San Antonio.  Having practiced architecture there for the last twenty months it has been fascinating to see how the development has made the transition form a bold urban experiment to an established part of San Antonio's urban fabric.  It has also been great to share an office with Jonathan and Christian.

But the growth and success of the Pearl has caused inevitable growing pains as its focus shifts to larger and more lucrative tenants it becomes less accommodating of smaller creative operations like myself.  And so as of July 1, 2014 HiWorks has a new home.  It's not far - we're only moving to the other side of the San Antonio River - but it should be easier to find and more important, it will be easier for HiWorks to grow.

I can't wait to see what happens next.