Tuesday, November 22nd 2011
Up on the Roof
Posted by Gregory Schaumburg
My father has been an editor for nearly 40 years, and refreshes his professional spirit by regularly investigating things related to his profession. Every few years, Dad studies a place or a topic slightly outside what he knows best, and as a result, he has a richer understanding of his core field.
Recently, our Hursthouse team has been exploring Rooftop Gardens. It’s not what we do every day, but as a team we’re interested in growing beyond what we know at this moment. Think about it--if your skill set stopped maturing in 1985, how relevant would you be in today’s world?
We’ve often found that skills learned in one arena are transferable to another, and challenges met and faced together collectively make us a stronger team. Our recent Rooftop Garden for architect and author Sarah Susanka’s Not So Big Showhouse let us stretch in this way. Over a few blustery November days, our team pulled from our collective strengths in relationships, organization, finesse, and installation to contribute to the project. The things we’ve learned in our collective careers synced, making the end result one of the things we collectively like best: a memorable place for people to enjoy.
If you have a few minutes, feel free to visit the Rooftop Garden of Sarah Susanka’s Not So Big House in our virtual visit, which one of our team members compiled using another of his unique skill sets. We hope you enjoy viewing it as much as we did making it viewable.
Have a great day.